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Had ASD closure at the age of 20 years. Pain, breathing difficulty and discomfort in chest while doing physical activity. Risks involved?

Hi Dr., I was diagnosed with ASD (2.9 cm) at the age of 20 and went for ASD closure 2 month later. I am now 22 years old. I was an athlete and loved to do vigorous activities. But after the operation, I couldnt really do the activities like i used to do. Even if I could them, I ll be having some pain and discomforts at my chest . My doctor said that my heart was quite strong. But when I am stressed or tired, I felt like something is wrong with my heart. There was a time when I stayed up all night to finish my work and when I lie down to sleep, I have to make an effort to breath. Why do I experience such things? And is it risky in the future? Thank you very much. Hanisa (female)
Asked On : Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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Thanks for your question

ASD once corrected, under expert hands and before significant pulmonary hypertension is developed, goes well for a long time, however, any change or new symptoms should be evaluated for.
And follow up with your doctor is important

I think you should consult your cardiologist and get an echocardiography done

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