In this video, Dr. Radha Krishnan, Director, Pediatric Cardiologist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, will talk on the ASD closure and when it is done. ASD is a true defect in atrial septum. The atrial defect is closed when it causes an enlargement of the right atrium and right ventricle. He will also explain that the period for closing ASD is after 2 years of age. Sometimes ASD can cause pulmonary hypertension or the baby is symptomatic, then the closure of atrial septum defect can be done before 2 years of age.
Senior Consultant in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology in Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road, Delhi. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has over 3 decades of rich professional experience in his field. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan pioneered Interventional Cardiology and was instrumental in carrying out Balloon dilation of the Atrial Septum and Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty for the first time in the world at AIIMS, New Delhi. He has treated several patients suffering from heart diseases in India and gives every patient the best of medical care. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has published several papers in India and abroad and is a member of prestigious medical associations.