Atrio-Ventricular Septal Defect (AVSD/AVCD) Treatment in Delhi

This is an acyanotic congenital heart disease.It is characterized by a presence of large atrial and ventricular septal defect with a common atrio-ventricular valve (instead of 2 separate atrio-ventricular valves). It is most commonly associated with Downs Syndrome, a genetic disorder or complex cardiac defects.

Clinical Presentation

Difficulty in breathing (dyspnea), signs of heart failure; bluish discoloration on skin and lips (cyanosis), etc depending whether there is absence or presence of pulmonary artery stenosis respectively.

Evaluation

Echocardiography is must along with clinical examination.

Prenatally, it can be detected by fetal echocardiogram.

Management

Surgery is the only option. It is done by opening the chest in midline. In surgery, holes are closed with creation of separate left and right sided valves

It is done on bypass machine in operation theatre (open heart surgery).

Timing of surgery depends on associated anomalies like if large VSD then early surgery is needed preferably below 6 months of age; if severe pulmonary stenosis is there the first palliative surgery in the form of BT shunt and followed by complete repair needs to be done.

For Treatment of Atrio-Ventricular Septal Defect (AVSD/AVCD) in Delhi, please consult with Dr Gaurav Agrawal - Child Heart Specialist. Fill this form (https://childrenheartcare.com/contact/) or Call for Appointment: +91-9971928291, +91-11-30403040, 47111101-02


AVSD in subcostal view on transthoracic echocardiography


AVSD in 4 chamber view on transthoracic echocardiography