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Percutaneous device closure of atrial septal defect in a premature infant with rapid improvement in pulmonary status.
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PMID:  17272629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atrial septal defects are a common congenital heart defect and may complicate the course of a premature infant by imposing volume overload to the lungs. Surgical closure requires cardiopulmonary bypass and, frequently, a midline sternotomy. Recently, percutaneous transcatheter devices were approved for atrial septal defect closure but have been limited to use in larger children. Here we present the first known report of a transcatheter device closure of an atrial septal defect in a premature infant, which resulted in rapid improvement of the patient's respiratory status.
D Scott Lim; G Paul Matherne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  119     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-02     Completed Date:  2007-03-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  398-400     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22901, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia / complications*,  therapy
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / instrumentation
Health Status
Heart Catheterization / instrumentation*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications*,  surgery*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / surgery*
Time Factors

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