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OBJECTIVE To compare effectiveness, complications, and cost of Amplatzer with surgical atrial septal defect (ASD) closure. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Tertiary cardiac referral centre. PATIENTS 43 consecutive patients (excluding non-UK residents) aged between 2.1 and 56.8 years (median 7) undergoing ASD closure. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and characteristics of left sided valvar regurgitation in normal children and adolescents. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Tertiary paediatric referral centre. PATIENTS 329 volunteers (194 male, 135 female, age range 3-18 years). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Detection of regurgitation with colour flow(More)
BACKGROUND Three dimensional echo is a relatively new technique which may offer a rapid alternative for the examination of the right heart. However its role in patients with non-standard ventricular size or anatomy is unclear. This study compared volumetric measurements of the right ventricle in 25 patients with adult congenital heart disease using both(More)
A n asymptomatic 26-year-old man was under routine surveillance following a Ross procedure at 17 years of age for bicuspid aortic valve disease. During transthoracic echocardiography there was a suspicion of homograft stenosis following the finding of a high-velocity turbulent jet in the main pulmonary artery (MPA) (Figure 1A and 1B; online-only Data(More)
Cardiac erosion related to transcatheter atrial septal defect closure devices is of increasing concern. Erosion is reported to have occurred with most of currently available occluder devices. Perhaps due to the very large number of implants worldwide, the Amplatzer (St Jude) occluder is associated with the majority of cardiac erosion events reported in the(More)
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