Virtual Conference

Nurun Nahar Fatema

Lab Aid Cardiac Hospital, Bangladesh

Title: Echocardiographic evaluation of atrial septal defects and clinical applications; A focused review


Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is a commonly encountered congenital lesion in paediatric and adult populations and accounts for 8-10 % of all congenital heart disease. Echocardiography is the most sensitive and specific imaging tool to diagnose this condition and also to determine management guidelines. Various modalities of echocardiography imaging can assess atrial septal defects completely with associated changes in cardiac chambers, haemodynamic status, relationship with neighboring structures, suitability for percutaneous closure or need for surgical intervention. Echocardiography can guide percutaneous device closure procedure as well.

Keyword: Atrial septal defects, Echocardiography, device closure.


Nurun Nahar Fatema has passed MBBS in 1985 & FCPS in Pediatrics in 1995. She was trained in Prince Sultan Cardiac Center in Riyadh, KSA in  Pediatric Cardiology from 1996 to 1998 .Later trained in Australia, UK, USA, India etc. Awarded with FRCP and FACC in 2009 and FSCAI in 2011. Working as Chief Pediatric Cardiologist of CMH Dhaka since 1998 and HOD pediatrics since 2014.  She is Head and prof of paediatrics of Armed Forces Medical College since 2014. Professor Fatema is the pioneer Pediatric Cardiologist of Bang¬¨ladesh. She performed more than 7000 pediatric cardiac interventions and innovated many new techniques in cardiac interventions.  Her NNF protocol for PPHN and cyanotic spell is widely used and saving life of hundreds of newborns and children. She has about 100 publications in different national and international medical journals. She has participated in more than hundred national and international seminar and presented scientific papers. She received highest national and peace time military award from her country for contribution to medical science.