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Role of intracardiac echocardiography in atrial septal abnormalities.
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PMID:  12664819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this review is to outline the feasibility of performing a comprehensive atrial septal examination from the internal confine of the right atrium and to evaluate the advantages resulting by intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) evaluation of atrial septal morphology as well as pathophysiology. In this setting, ICE indications have not yet been established because ICE is a relatively new technique that is still evolving. Notwithstanding, during catheter-based secundum atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale closure, ICE seems useful for diagnosing cardiac abnormalities instantly, guiding and monitoring all stages of the procedures, and assessing proper selection and optimal device placement. Moreover, ICE provides solid anatomical criteria to diagnose fenestrated atrial septal aneurysm, interatrial communications such as ostium primum and sinus venosus defects, partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection, and lipomatous hypertrophy of atrial septum.
Mario Zanchetta; Gianluca Rigatelli; Luigi Pedon; Marco Zennaro; Pietro Maiolino; Eustaquio Onorato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interventional cardiology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0896-4327     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interv Cardiol     Publication Date:  2003 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-31     Completed Date:  2003-05-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8907826     Medline TA:  J Interv Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Cittadella General Hospital, Via Riva Ospedale, 35013, Cittadella, Padua, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation
Heart Catheterization
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / therapy,  ultrasonography*

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