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Closure of ASD, open heart surgery recommended, any other alternative ?

This mail is regarding my wife s ASD closure. Local cardiologist is treating My wife, aged 53, since 2004 and opposing the closure of ASD, even now,looking to the specific tests conducted from time to time. Recently We are advised by XXXXXXXX Dr. to go for open heart surgery . Is there alternate method for closure,i.e., without open heart surgery with ASO or similar advance procedure. There are two different medicines are prescribed. Which medicines are OK with minimum side effects Please advice. Sincerely
Asked On : Sun, 6 May 2012
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Hi! An interesting question! Considering age of the patient & the imminent risks involved if the defect is left unclosed, it would be better to go for closure of the ASD as early as possible. Although recent & advanced methods are available for the procedure, it depends on the location, size & complications of the ASD. I think it to have an open heart surgery to have the procedure to be more accurate & the advice regarding the problem by the wokhardt team seems to be justifiable.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Mon, 7 May 2012
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