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Long-term outcome of transcatheter secundum-type atrial septal defect closure using Amplatzer septal occluders.
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PMID:  15708695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess long-term results of percutaneous closure of secundum-type atrial septal defect (ASD II) using Amplatzer septal occluders (ASO). BACKGROUND: Only immediate-, short-, and intermediate-term results of ASO implantation are known so far. METHODS: Between September 1995 and January 2000, 151 patients underwent a successful percutaneous closure of ASD II in our institution. All were included in the present study and were followed up until September 2004. RESULTS: This group of patients was followed up from 56 to 108 months (median 78 months). The mean stretched defect diameter was 15.9 +/- 4.8 mm. There were no deaths or significant complications during the study. At three years of follow-up, all defects were completely closed and remained closed thereafter. CONCLUSIONS: Since the first human implantations in September 1995, the Amplatzer septal occluder proved as a safe and effective device for percutaneous closure of ASD II.
Jozef Masura; Pavol Gavora; Tomaz Podnar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0735-1097     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-14     Completed Date:  2005-03-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  505-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Children's Cardiac Center, University Children's Hospital, Bratislava, Slovakia.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Catheterization*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / surgery*
Prostheses and Implants*
Time Factors

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