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Pediatric Septal Defects

Pediatric Heart Care

Pediatric Septal Defects

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The heart has a left and a right side, which are separated by a muscular wall called the septum. Each side of the heart also has two chambers: the atrium on top and the ventricle on the bottom.
Children can be born with different types of openings, or defects, in the septum. Depending on the location of the opening, these are called: