Ostium Secundum Atrial Septal Defects Medication

Updated: Sep 12, 2019
  • Author: Ira H Gessner, MD; Chief Editor: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

Drug therapy is not currently a component of the standard of care for this condition. No specific medications are indicated for patients with a secundum atrial septal defect. Bacterial endocarditis prophylaxis is required for the first 6 months following device closure or surgical closure with a patch (see Pediatric Bacterial Endocarditis for further information). Preoperatively, antibiotic prophylaxis is not required in an isolated ostium secundum atrial septal defect.