Atrial septal defect

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What is atrial septal defect?

Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a form of congenital heart defect that enables blood flow between the left and right atria via the interatrial septum. There are four types of ASD classified by the location of the defect.

Common symptoms reported by people with atrial septal defect

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with atrial septal defect

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Toprol XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
atrial septal defect (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xarelto)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
atrial septal defect (1)

Data from patients with atrial septal defect, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with atrial septal defect

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
feeling out of body Hospitalization
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Toprol XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
atrial septal defect (1)
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xarelto)
Perceived effectiveness
for atrial septal defect (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
atrial septal defect (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with atrial septal defect, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has atrial septal defect on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 17
30s 17
40s 13
50s 14
60s 12
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 22
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

85% Female
15% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 65
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from atrial septal defect patients who have completed their condition history
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