Specialty Surgeon Complete Packaged Procedure for ASD Closure – Repair – Heart Surgery. An atrial septal defect is one of the most common forms of congenital heart disease found in adults. There are at least three different forms of atrial septal defect, they all have in common a communication between the right and left atrium. If the ASD is large enough, it produces enlargement of the right side of the heart, arrhythmias and sometimes pulmonary hypertension.
In some patients, an ASD is discovered incidentally. In others, it can be suspected because of an abnormal cardiac exam, palpitations or shortness of breath. The diagnosis is generally confirmed with an echocardiogram. The three most common forms of ASD are: secundum, sinus venosus and primum defects.
Treatment cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, related medical procedures and drugs required to administer the plan of care. Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.