DOI: 10.25881/BPNMSC.2019.37.36.021


Gurev V.V., Zverev D.A., Strelkov D.A., Kucherenko V.S.

Almazov National Medical Research Center, Saint-Petersburgn


Secondary atrial septal defect (ASD) is one of the most common congenital heart defects (CHD), a clinical picture which is mainly caused by the shunting of blood between the systemic and pulmonary circulation. If the defect is not corrected, the existing volume overloading of the heart over time leads to various cardiac complications and an early, compared with healthy people, mortality. Transcatheter and surgical methods for the correction of ASD show similar results, but, nevertheless, transcatheter closure of the defect is more preferable, especially in adults and elderly patients. Correction of the defect is indicated in all patients with hemodynamically significant shunt at the level of atrials, regardless of age and symptoms except for patients with concomitant severe or irreversible pulmonary hypertension. Clinical symptoms and survival rate are in inverse proportion to the age of the patient, the degree of pulmonary hypertension and time correction of the defect. The article proposed the algorithm for selection and management of adult patients with secondary ASD.

Keywords: secondary atrial septal defect, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, rhythm disturbances, transcatheter correction.


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Gurev V.V., Zverev D.A., Strelkov D.A., Kucherenko V.S. Secondary atrial septal defect in eldery patients: practical reviw. Bulletin of Pirogov National Medical & Surgical Center. 2019;14(3):104-109. (In Russ.)