8 year old diagnosed with a small secundum ASD

Jennifer - posted on 08/21/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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At my daughter's last routine check up her pediatrician heard what she thought could be a murmur. She referred me to a pediatric cardiologist. The cardiologist diagnosed her with a small (~4mm) secundum ASD. She said most of them close on their own, but typically by the age of 6. My little girl is 8. She said no surgery is necessary because no other symptoms/complications are present. She said we will continue to monitor it. I feel very uneasy with just letting it go but don't want to do unnecessary surgery either. Has anyone had a little one with an ASD that closed later in childhood. I'm been a nervous wreck since getting the news.

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