What is Atrial Septostomy?
Atrial Septostomy is a primary procedure done to create equilibrium in the four chambers of the heart. In this surgery, a small hole is made in the wall between the left and right atria of the heart. The hole can be made using a cardiac catheter (a thin flexible tube, which is inserted into the chambers or blood vessels of the heart).
How does Atrial Septostomy help?
This procedure reduces the pressure on the right side of the heart and allows the heart to function more efficiently thereby improving the blood flow to the lungs.