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Pediatric Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure Devices

Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a type of congenital heart disease, a heart condition your child is born with. ASD means there is a hole in the septum, the wall between the heart’s upper chambers (atria). ASD occurs when the baby’s wall does not form properly during pregnancy. The heart team at Children’s National Heart Institute uses the latest cardiac catheterization technology to repair these defects.

Applicable Conditions

Applicable Conditions

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)

An atrial septal defect is an opening in the atrial septum, or dividing wall between the two upper chambers of the heart, known as the right and left atria. Learn more about this condition.

Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Joshua Kanter

Joshua Kanter

Medical Director, Interventional Cardiology
Interventional Cardiologist
Tacy Downing, MD

Tacy Downing

Interventional Cardiologist
Adult Congenital Cardiologist
Departments

Departments

Cardiac Catheterization

We perform hundreds of catheterization procedures every year. We treat children with the most complex heart, blood vessel, and valve conditions. We have one of the highest success rates for cardiac catheterization procedures. Learn more about Cardiac Catheterization.

Cardiac Surgery

Our pediatric heart surgery team performs twice the number of surgeries of any other hospital in the region, with some of the best outcomes in the nation.

Cardiology

The pediatric heart experts at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provide advanced care for unborn babies, children and young adults with heart conditions.