Improvement of physical capacity in patients undergoing transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects

  title={Improvement of physical capacity in patients undergoing transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects},
  author={Paweł Prochownik and Tadeusz Przewłocki and Piotr Podolec and Piotr Wilkołek and Bartosz Sobień and Urszula Gancarczyk and Natalia Podolec and Monika Komar},
  journal={Postępy w Kardiologii Interwencyjnej = Advances in Interventional Cardiology},
  pages={90 - 94}
Introduction Atrial septal defect (ASD) is the most common congenital cardiac anomaly diagnosed in adults. It often remains asymptomatic until the fourth or fifth decade of life. Significant left-to-right interatrial shunting is associated with the risk of heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and atrial fibrillation. Percutaneous ASD closure is a recognized method of treatment. Aim To evaluate the clinical outcomes and physical capacity in patients undergoing transcatheter closure of ostium… 

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