Atrial Septal Defect Closure Cost In India

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  • Surgery under GA
  • Stay at the Hospital
  • Pre-operative Investigations
  • Medicines and Consumables at the hospital
  • Food at the hospital
  • Airport transfers
  • IndiCure assistance

Does Not Include

  • Accommodation outside the hospital
  • Air tickets
  • Visa

Stay Required

  • Stay at the Hospital - 5 to 6 days
  • Stay in India - 2 weeks 
The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.

Atrial Septal Defect Closure (ASD) Treatment Cost in India starts from US $ 3,500 and varies depending on the medical condition and history of the patient, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.

Factors that affect Atrial Septal Defect Closure (ASD) Treatment cost in India

  • Heart Surgeon's Fees

    An important expense when it comes to your Atrial Septal Defect Closure (ASD) Treatment is going to be your heart surgeon's fees. IndiCure recommends only experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful heart surgeries. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be completely assured of being in safe and experienced hands when you choose heart surgery in India with IndiCure.

  • Type of Surgical Approach

    With the hopes of improving patient care, new techniques and technologies are often introduced to the surgical process. Such innovative advancements in the surgical approach can increase costs.

  • Surgical Facility

    Having your Atrial Septal Defect Closure (ASD) treatment in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be affordable.

  • Surgery-Related Expenses

    The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the age and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations required. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.

We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.

Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.

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What is Atrial Septal Defect Closure?

A hole in the septum, the muscle wall that separates the heart's two upper chambers, is known as an atrial septal defect (ASD) (atria). An ASD is a congenital defect that occurs when the septum does not form properly and is present at birth. It's referred to as a "hole in the heart."

Atrial septal abnormalities are the third most common congenital cardiac abnormality in children, and the most prevalent in adults. Women are more likely than men to get the illness.

A secundum ASD is a hole in the septum's center. Blood can flow from one side of the atria to the other through the hole. The direction is determined by the amount of pressure in the atria.

Because they do not exhibit symptoms, many people are unaware that they have an ASD. When a chest X-ray for another illness reveals that the right side of the heart is larger than normal, some patients learn about the defect. After minor exertion or exercise, an ASD might induce symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting, abnormal heart rhythms, or exhaustion by the age of 50.

When is Atrial Septal Defect Closure required?

Treatment isn't usually required for a septal defect. If the hole is small and isn't producing any major symptoms or affecting the child's quality of life, it can simply be watched over time. As a child grows, septal abnormalities may close on their own.

Surgery may be recommended if a hole does not close on its own within the first two years of a child's life or if the hole is greater than 8-10mm. Damage to the lungs can be long-term if huge holes aren't closed.

Transcatheter correction and open-heart surgery are the two most used techniques for septal defects.

How is Atrial Septal Defect Closure done?

For adults and children, surgery involves sewing closed or patching the abnormal opening between the atria.

Step 1

While the heart is momentarily halted, the surgeon makes an incision in the breastbone to reach the heart, and the patient is placed on a cardiopulmonary bypass machine, which pumps blood to the body while bypassing the heart and lungs except for the coronary arteries. To access the defect, an incision is created in the right atrium of the heart.

Step 2

The patch is then stitched onto the hole in the septum, either using the patient's own pericardial tissue or a synthetic graft.

Step 3

Sutures are used to close the heart, and the cardiopulmonary bypass machine is turned off. Temporary pacing wires are placed on the heart to prevent irregular cardiac rhythms after the operation. After the surgery, chest tubes are implanted to collect any remaining blood or fluid in the chest, and the skin is healed with stitches or staples.

What is the Recovery after Atrial Septal Defect Closure like?

After surgery, patients are taken to the intensive care unit and monitored. Pain is likely, and pain medication is given as appropriate. Patients also are on a respirator and have a breathing tube for the first few hours after surgery.

The length of the hospital stay depends on how quickly a patient recovers and can perform some physical activity.

What Results Can I Expect from Atrial Septal Defect Closure?

The outlook after ASD surgery is excellent. Most children only need one surgery to correct a septal defect. The patch can stay in place for the rest of the child's life.

The benefits of septal defect repair become apparent almost soon after surgery. If the newborns are having feeding difficulties, they will feed significantly better after surgery. They are more prone to gaining weight. If a child's activity level was low prior to surgery, it is frequently significantly higher thereafter.

Questions to Ask

We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Atrial Septal Defect Closure (ASD) in India.

  • Is the heart surgeon board certified?
  • How experienced is the Surgeon?
  • Which language does the surgeon speak?
  • Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
  • What treatment option is recommended for me?
  • What about the risks involved?
  • Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
  • How long will the recovery period be?

Preparation for the Surgery

Prepare to answer questions about your:

  • Medical history and exams
  • Previous surgeries
  • Current medication review
  • History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol

Best Cardiologists in India

Dr. Ashok Seth

MBBS, MD, FRCP, MRCP

Fellowship, Cardiology U.S.A.

Recipient of Padma Shri & Padma Bhushan

Dr. Ashok Seth is one of India's most renowned and sought-after interventional cardiologists, and is regarded as one of the country's top 10 cardiologists. He has over 32 years of expertise and is known for doing over 50,000 angiograms and 20,000 angioplasties. For executing one of the biggest numbers of angiographies and angioplasties in the world, he was inducted into the "LIMCA" Book of Records.

Dr. T. S. Kler

MBBS, MD, DM, MRCP

Recipient of  Padma Bhushan

& Lifetime Achievement Award 2006

Dr. T.S. Kler is the Executive Director of Cardiac Sciences at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon, as well as the Head of the Cardiology Department. He was the first doctor in India to implant an implanted cardioverter defibrillator in April 1995. (ICD). He also built India's first electrophysiology department.

Dr. (Col.) Manjinder Singh Sandhu

MBBS, MD, DM, DNB

Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)

He is an interventional cardiologist with an impressive 16 years of post-DM expertise and has conducted over 20,000 procedures. His work focuses on difficult coronary treatments such as Primary angioplasty (with thrombosuction devices, IABP, and other techniques), Bifurcation lesions, Chronic complete occlusions, and Left Main lesions. Cutting balloons, angiosculpt, IVUS, Rotablation, and other supplementary devices are among his specialties.

Best Cardiac Hospitals in India

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

New Delhi

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi is a state of the art multi speciality tertiary-care hospital situated in the most posh area of South Delhi. Considered to be the flagship hospital of Apollo group, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital is one of the important landmarks not only in Delhi, but in the world map because of its popularity among the medical tourists. The hospital has been one of the most sought after medical institutions for patients from Asia Pacific and beyond.

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

New Delhi

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre is one of the most revered medical institutions not only in India, but the entire world. The institute has set benchmarks in cardiac care with path-breaking work over the last 25 plus years. The hospital has the most advanced technology and has seen the best outcomes even in the most complex cardiac cases; be it cardiac surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery or Non-invasive Cardiology

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John Smith ( California, United States of America )

Procedure : CABG surgery

My son 4 years old was born with a heart defect which the doctors said needed a highly specialized surgery. Our cardiologist highly spoke of Indian surgeons and suggested us to go to India and in hindsight now I realize how right he was!
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Sarah Jakada ( Zimbabwe )

Procedure : Mitral Valve Replacement

Thank you so much IndiCure for getting my baby free from the hole in her heart. We are looking forward to see her play and grow normally like other children.
Really appreciate the care and help we received from Dr Ruchika and entire team of IndiCure.
Highly recommended!!

Mouna Chizoba ( Ghana )

Procedure : ASD Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the life expectancy of someone with atrial septal defect?

Several patients have been known to live for 80 years or longer with massive unrepaired flaws without experiencing serious handicap. However, it is anticipated that atrial septal defect affects life expectancy in the majority of cases, with the average age at death not exceeding 50 years.

Source - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1921234/

2. What is the most common cause of atrial septal defect?

Most congenital heart problems are caused by a mix of genetics and conditions involving the mother during pregnancy, such as alcohol and drug use, as well as disorders including diabetes, lupus, and rubella. Specific genetic abnormalities are responsible for about 10% of congenital heart defects.

3. Does atrial septal defect go away?

Small holes in the atrial septum may close on their own. Larger atrial septum abnormalities, as well as those that cause symptoms, can be repaired. The majority of children who have had their atrial septal defect repaired go on to live healthy lives.

4. When should ASD be repaired?

Even if a child does not exhibit symptoms, healthcare providers frequently propose a repair for children with a big ASD. It can protect the lungs from long-term, irreversible damage. The procedure is most frequently performed on youngsters. However, if an adult's ASD was not diagnosed during childhood, this sort of correction may be required.

5. Is there a difference between a PFO and an ASD?

Both Atrial Septal Defect and Patent Foramen Ovale are congenital disorders affecting the septal tissue that connects the heart's left and right atria. ASD is a congenital heart defect caused by the failure of septal tissue to grow between the atria, whereas PFO occurs after birth when the Foramen Ovale, a flap-like valve, fails to close. Because an ASD hole is larger than a PFO, it is more likely to cause symptoms.

6. What is a percutaneous closure device, and how does it work?

A percutaneous closure device is a customized device that is used to correct atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale in patients (PFO). This device is affixed at the end of a catheter that is put through a vein in the leg and released at the defect site to close the hole during a catheterization procedure.

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