Betty-Emma Ihozo Aganze

Diagnosis:  Complete Atrioventricular canal defect (AVSD)

Operation Date: March 15 2017

Young Emma's now  a year old and lives in the Gatenga region. She lives with her driver father, as of yet unemployed mother and two older brothers.
The atrio-ventricular duct is a malformation that affects the lower part of the atrial septal septum (septum separating the two atria), the upper part of the interventricular septum (the septum separating the two ventricles) and the valves separating the atria from the ventricles: Left and the tricuspid valve to the right. In the case of Emma,  the wall separating the atria is completely missing and this is up to the ventricular level. One can thus characterize what it has as an interatrial communication of ostium-primum type (COA). In addition, the mitral valve of the heart has a malformation that allows blood to leak.