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Percutaneous closure of a secundum atrial septal defect in elderly patients.
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PMID:  18180520     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) is the most common congenital defect that is initially diagnosed in adult and even in elderly patients. Modern transcatheter technology enables nonsurgical correction of this defect. Previously published studies describe clinical and hemodynamic aspects of ASDs in adults as well as the efficacy and safety of transcatheter ASD closure in this age group. The focus of attention in these studies was on elderly patients (>/= 60 years of age) who underwent transcatheter ASD closure. Elderly ASD patients frequently appeared with hemodynamic abnormalities (pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular failure, etc.) and concomitant pathology. There are limited published data available on the recommended management of ASD in elderly patients. Because of increasing longevity, this has become a persistent issue. The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility and outcome of percutaneous ASD closure in elderly patients (> 60 years of age).
Sergey Yalonetsky; Avraham Lorber
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-08     Completed Date:  2008-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  510-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Cardiology and GUCH, Rambam Healthcare Campus, P.O.Box 9602, Haifa, 31096, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilatation / methods*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Catheterization / methods*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / physiopathology,  therapy*,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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