Atrial Septal Defect (Secundum): A Case Report of a Family

NN Fatema, AKM Razzaque, A Iqbal

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Secundum type was detected in a female patient Miss S.A at 20 years of
age. She was operated from Birla Heart Research Center, Kolkata India in 1995.She got married after
two years. Her son Master Z.S was also diagnosed as ASD secundum and was operated from
Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Cardiac Science, Bangalore, India in the year 2005 when he was
8 years old. Her daughter was born in the same year and was diagnosed as a case of large ASD
secundum (almost common atrium). This girl is now waiting for device closure from Combined
Military Hospital (CMH) Dhaka, but her weight is still low for such procedure. This family is a rare
family where mother and both children have ASD secundum and possibility of genetic inheritance
was strongly suspected which lead to the writing of this report