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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81-83

Secundum atrial septal defect with Eisenmenger syndrome: A scarcely reported disease in Nigeria


1 Department of Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria
2 Department of Medicine, Federal Medical Center, Owerri, Nigeria
3 Department of Physiotherapy, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria

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Nnamdi I Nwosu
Department of Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/0300-1652.219346

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Atrial septal defect (ASD) may be rarely associated with Eisenmenger syndrome (ES), the most advanced form of pulmonary vascular disease to complicate a congenital heart disease. In spite of availability of pediatric cardiologists and two-dimensional-echochardiography in many tertiary health care centers in Nigeria, late referral and late diagnosis of ASD still occur leading to the development of ES. We describe a case of a 19-year-old male with ASD who presented late with ES.


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