Robotic ASD Closure (Atrial Septal Defect)

Robotic ASD Closure (Atrial Sepral Defect)

I wrote my experience so maybe I can help someone in the similar situations. Robotic ASD Closure (Atrial Septal Defect)

Atrial Sepral Defect

Robotic ASD Closure (Atrial Septal Defect)

Hi there; Robotic ASD Closure (Atrial Septal Defect)

I’ve a 2,6cm ASD from the wall that separates the top two chambers of the heart. There is no other issue heart valve etc. I had an operation last week (Jan’18) and ASD was closed, now I’m fine. Robotic ASD Closure (Atrial Sepral Defect)

My ASD is natural-born. I did not feel any uncomfortable situation any sport activity. I’ve 10 years mountain bike / 3 years triathlon history. Even middle distance triathlon races were not a problem.

I wanted to have a full check up at the beginning of the season so the asd adventure began :slightly_smiling_face: It is detected on October 2017.

Robotic ASD Closure (Atrial Septal Defect)


ASD Closure (Atrial Sepral Defect)


First operation is pericardial device (Amplatzer) closure but my doctor (Prof. Dr. Huseyin YILMAZ – Cardiologist) thought it was not appropriate for me to do this surgery. (because my hole is near the valves etc and this is risky move for my sportive career)


Robotic ASD Closure (Atrial Septal Defect)


So we change the closure technic to robotic surgery. After waiting the operation team get together, I successfully operated on 18th Jan 2018. My operation took 6 hours long. Thanks for the Prof. Dr. İlhan Golbasi + Assist. Prof. Dr. Cemal Kemaloglu and the team.

Robotic ASD Closure (Atrial Sepral Defect)


After the robotic surgery (asd patched) operation was not very painful but very tired. 1-2 days after still tired but my next days gathered up very quickly. At first I had a pulse rate above of 50-60% normal and I had difficulty for 10 minutes walking. After the 5th day, my pulse started to return to normal and walking, laying down and sitting-up no issue for me. I was discharged from the hospital on the 6th day after the operation. My doctor gave me the information that I can continue my daily activities after 1 month and return to the sportive activities within 3-5 months. Robotic ASD Closure (Atrial Septal Defect)

My cardiologist Prof. Dr. Huseyin YILMAZ I owe him a lot ! Btw he is also triathlete and the coolest I know.  I am lucky to know him. Otherwise maybe I could not compete any sports all my life.

So that’s it, I’m healthy again :wink: Feel free to contact me for info, take care of yourself !



DateKgRestıng HRSleep
BreatheOveral Feelıng
15th Jan70538FullGreat
18th Jan
(after the surgery - intensive care)
19th Jan
(intensive care)
6685-907-8%50Suffer & Tired
21th Jan
(intensive care)
66857-8%70Not so bad
22th Jan
(leaving intensive care to normal room)

66627%70Feels OK
24th Jan
(discharge from hospital)
66,7537%80Feels OK (no problem with walking, sitting-up, talking etc.)
26th Jan66,75610%100 (no problem in home)Feels very OK (my scars getting better and body heailing fast)


Prof. Dr. Huseyin YILMAZ

Prof. Dr. Ilhan Golbasi

Assist. Prof. Dr. Cemal KEMALOGLU

Atrial Septal Defect Support Group





Robotic ASD Closure (Atrial Septal Defect)

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