AudioBrick: Atrial Septal Defect

After completing this AudioBrick, you will be able to:

  • Define atrial septal defect (ASD)
  • List the types of ASD and explain the mechanism underlying each type
  • Describe the clinical presentation and diagnostic test results for an infant with an ASD, the effect of an ASD on the second heart sound, and the source of the murmur associated with an ASD
  • Explain the treatment options for a child with an ASD and the risks and complications associated with an untreated ASD