How to Treat Atrioventricular Septal Defect?

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My three- month old nephew has a Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect. We are all worried. Any advice on treatment?

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Atrial septal defects account for about 6 to 10% of cases of congenital heart disease. It usually presents at birth. Untreated, it t can cause heart failure and high blood pressure in the lungs. Doctors generally recommend a surgery to close the hole in the heart and to reconstruct the valves.
In simple word, It means that there's a hole in the wall that separates the upper chambers  of the heart. A surgery is necessary during the first year of life.
Will any complication be left after the surgery? My son just had the surgery, successful though.
Some children may still be at risk later in life of:

   Leaky heart valves
   Narrowing of the heart valves
   Abnormal heart rhythm
Of cause a surgery! As soon as possible. Look for hospitals that have pediatric heart centers
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