Question about Atrial Septal Defect

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    I am a nursing student and currently in my Peds rotation. Last week in post cnference, we learned about atrial septal defect. What nursing care is given to a patient with this defect? What complications will the patient have? Have any of you had exerience with caring for a patient with ASD? If so, I would appreciate any information.
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    Check out my reply under the "pediatric nursing" section!
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    Hi! Your post caught my eye because about 11 yrs. ago I underwent Open-heart surgery to repair my ASD. (I was 3or4 at the time-I don't remember. ;-) ) As of now, I have no heart murmur or repercussions from it. I am healthy, normal size for my age and am able to participate in sports with no problems. Granted, I may just be a lucky one, but with all the advances in technology today, well.... God Bless! XOXOX:kiss
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    Originally posted by APinkston
    I am a nursing student and currently in my Peds rotation. Last week in post cnference, we learned about atrial septal defect. What nursing care is given to a patient with this defect? What complications will the patient have? Have any of you had exerience with caring for a patient with ASD? If so, I would appreciate any information.

    Hello. I am a nurse from Portugal, working in a PICU just for congenital heart defects.
    The ASD itīs one of the most simple cardiac defect. A lot of times itīs corrected trough a cardiac catheterization. It can be assimptomatic, depends of the size. The child can be cianotic, we have to monitorize the peripheric O2 saturation.

    I hope this can help you.
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    My 8 year old son was born with an ASD in fact once they went in to do surgery he had 2 small holes and one larger one. He had several respiratory infections prior to surgery and had low weight gain. After surgery he has gained to a very normal level and his infections have become much more spuratic. He has no physical limitations due to the defect and only needs to be seen annually for a repeat EKG.


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