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Cardiosurgery: Atrial septal defect (ASD) after myocardial infarction (heart attack) — Reconstruction and coronary artery bypass surgery. Treatment

Atrial septal defect (ASD) is one of the most common congenital heart diseases. It accounts for about 12 to 14% of all congenital heart defects. ASD is developed in utero under the influence of genetic, infectious, toxic, radiological and endocrine factors. In many cases, a small septal defect is asymptomatic or has a nonspecific blurred clinical picture in the childhood, but in adulthood, ASD can be manifested by heart and lung failure, arrhythmia, or vertigo.

Atrial Septal Defect Treatment Options 

Usually, ASD does not lead to acute life-threatening conditions, so the need for urgent surgery is extremely rare. Upon compensated defect, when the symptoms of circulatory failure are mild, the patient is prescribed a conservative treatment, which, though does not eliminate the cause of the disease, but helps normalize the heart and blood vessel operation.

The only option to fully restore the normal structure of the heart is a surgical treatment, which has a few options. Any technique involves the use of general anesthesia.

  1. Open surgery with defect suturing is performed upon small diameter of a hole. Access to the heart is ensured through sternotomy, followed by incision of the right ventricle. During surgery, the patient’s heart is switched off, and its function is taken over by the cardiopulmonary bypass.
  2. Open surgery with defect plastics is indicated for a hole of a considerable diameter. Access to the partition is similar to the previous option, but the hole is sutured and closed with a patch made of synthetic or biological material.
  3. Endovascular occlusion is a minimally invasive option of defect plastic surgery. The access is ensured via a peripheral vein, into which the special probe with occlude is inserted. The manipulation is monitored by X-ray imaging techniques. The occluder consisting of two plates is installed on the partition in the defect area, and then the system is inflated and fixed firmly. Subsequently, the occluder material is covered by the growing tissues and allows for normal blood flow in the heart cavities.

The surgery carried out by a highly skilled heart surgeon in a modern equipped clinic allows hoping for a positive long-term outcome in 94% cases.

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HELIOS Clinic for Heart Surgery Karlsruhe

9.9/10 from 17 Votes

Department of Cardiac Surgery

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #50035

The Department provides treanment for a whole spectrum of adult cardiac surgical diseases, with exception of the heart and lung transplantation.


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University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10 from 33 Votes

Department of Cardiac Surgery

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #361502

The Department of Cardiac Surgery offers the full range of services in this medical field. Many heart operations are performed minimally invasively, which has a positive effect on wound healing, the patient experiences less pain, and the period of hospitalization is significantly reduced.


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location_searchingCity: Oldenburg

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #78139

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Cologne ranks among the top German departments specializing in cardiac surgery! There are performed over 2,800 operations every year.


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location_searchingCity: Cologne
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #383029

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery offers the full range of services in this medical focus. The department specializes in heart valves surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, surgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure.


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location_searchingCity: Krefeld

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Congenital (CHD) and Acquired Heart Defects

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #139911

The Department of Congenital (CHD) and Acquired Heart Defects at the University Hospital Muenster is the first Center of Excellence specializing in the treatment of adults with congenital and acquired heart defects on both outpatient and inpatient basis. The second focus is the treatment of acquired defects (e. g.


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location_searchingCity: Muenster

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #74725

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in cardiac surgery! The department is a distinguished institution in this field of medicine.


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Hirslanden Clinic Aarau

9.9/10 from 15 Votes

Department of Cardiosurgery

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #89849

The cardiac surgery department of the Hirslanden clinic Aarau was rebuilt since Prof. Dr. med. Thierry Carrel and PD Dr. med Lars Englberger worked here. Both of them are recognized cardiac experts. Prof. Carrel is the director at Inselspital and PD Dr.


location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Aarau
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Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #245205

The Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery at the Hannover Medical School is famous for being one of the leading medical facilities in the world.


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Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Cardiac Surgery

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #327453

The Department of Cardiac Surgery at Rambam Health Care Campus specializes in performing open and closed heart operations. There is offered a broad spectrum of surgical heart procedures, while the most common of these are coronary artery bypass surgery, valvular heart surgery and a combination of the two.


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University Hospital Essen

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #292040

The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the Essen University Hospital offers the full range of services in the treatment of heart diseases, requiring surgery, including transplant of chest organs, heart and lung support systems and aortic surgery.


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location_searchingCity: Essen

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.5/10 from 41 Votes

Department of Thoracic, Vascular Surgery and Cardiac Surgery

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #106281

The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery offers the entire spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery, including heart transplantation and the use of artificial heart systems. A special focus is on the development and the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques.


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location_searchingCity: Aachen
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University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #82681

The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf provides the whole range of cardiovascular medicine at the university level. The Department has a long and successful history. Since 1938 more than 50,000 cadiac surgeries were performed here.


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University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10 from 150 Votes

Department of Cardiac Surgery

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #88291

The Department of Cardiac Surgery offers the complete spectrum of cardiac surgery services except heart transplantation.


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location_searchingCity: Bonn
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University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #137429

The range of surgical services of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Tubingen covers all surgical and interventional operations in the corresponding fields up to the transplant surgery.


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Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Cardiac Surgery

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #154641

Performing annually more than 1000 surgeries on the heart, the department of cardiac surgery belongs to the largest centers of cardiac surgery in Munich. Here, the whole range of cardiovascular diseases is treated in adult patients, from emergency cases to heart attack.


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location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10 from 51 Votes

Department of Сardiac Surgery

Reconstruction of the septum and coronary bypass surgery #255297

The Department of Сardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen specializes in the surgical treatment of end-stage heart failure, treatment with the use of mechanical hemodynamic support systems and heart transplant. The Department annually performs about 1,600 operations on heart and adjacent vessels.


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location_searchingCity: Erlangen
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