This Type of Hole in the Heart Can Be Sealed without Surgery

Atrial septal defect, the most common congenital heart defect, can often be repaired with patches delivered through a catheter.

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It seems hard to believe that you can have a hole in your heart and not know it. But some people born with an atrial septal defect (ASD) live well into adulthood before developing symptoms that alert them to a problem.
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