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There are two types of holes in the heart: Atrial Septal Defect and Ventricular Septal Defect. Read the article to know more about the defects.
Holes in the heart are simple congenital (kon-jen-ih-tal) heart defects. Congenital heart defects are problems with the heart's structure that are present at birth.
The outlook for children who have ASDS or VSDS is excellent. Advances in treatment allow most children who have these heart defects to live normal, active, and productive lives with no decrease in lifespan.
Many children who have ASDS or VSDS need no special care or only occasional checkups with a cardiologist as they go through life.