Submitted by Dr T on September 5, 2010 – 8:38am
She needs complete evaluation by a cardiologist. Your information in insufficient for specific advice. An ECHO study of the heart is usually the best way to evaluate where the opening is and what the consequences of it are.
Fixing it includes risks for any patient. The risk of any procedure needs to be weighed against the benefit of correction of what is wrong. The general condition of a patient indeed influences the chance of success. If you want to learn more about risks and heart disease, take a look here:
/cardiac-risk-assessment and /heart-disease-tests
Hope this helps,