Atrioventricular Septal Defect

  • Jonathan Kochav
Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)


  • Atrioventricular septal defects account for ~4–5% of congenital heart disease, with a prevalence of about 1 per 4500 live births. This chapter discusses the various subtypes of atrioventricular septal defects, the physiology and presentations associated with each, the palliative and primary repair surgeries that are generally performed in childhood, and management of associated defects or complications of prior repairs in adults.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Kochav
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  1. 1.Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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