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ASD closure with the Amplatzer device.
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PMID:  14603797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the safety and efficacy of the Amplatzer device for transcatheter closure of ASD and fenestrated Fontan in children and adults. One hundred and two patients underwent transcatheter occlusion of the defect. The median age of the patients was 18.2 years, the median size of the ASDs by TEE was 17.6 mm, the median balloon-stretched diameter was 19.9 mm, and the median size of the device implanted was 20 mm. Immediately after the release of the device, color Doppler echocardiography revealed no residual shunt in 92 (90.19%) of 102 patients. At 24 hours all the patients 101/101 (100%) had complete closure. The minor complications encountered after the procedure were atrial arrhythmias in 4 patients. The only major complication we had was a baby who died. In conclusion, the ASO device is a safe and effective device for catheter closure of most secundum ASDs and fenestrated Fontan.
Horacio J Faella; Alberto M Sciegata; José L Alonso; Luis Jmelnitsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interventional cardiology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0896-4327     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interv Cardiol     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-07     Completed Date:  2003-12-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8907826     Medline TA:  J Interv Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Interventional Cardiology, Garrahan Children's Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Occlusion / instrumentation,  methods*,  mortality
Child, Preschool
Echocardiography, Doppler
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / radiography,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Prostheses and Implants*
Treatment Outcome

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