Is interventional closure the current treatment of choice for selected patients with deficient atrial septation?

  title={Is interventional closure the current treatment of choice for selected patients with deficient atrial septation?},
  author={Per G. Bj{\o}rnstad},
  journal={Cardiology in the Young},
  pages={3 - 10}
  • P. Bjørnstad
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • Medicine
  • Cardiology in the Young
INTERVENTIONAL TREATMENT OF CONGENITAL cardiac malformations has become a major part of the work in the catheterisation laboratory. In many institutions, it now accounts for around half the procedures undertaken. A part of this is the closure of atrial septal defects located in the oval fossa. Such treatment was first published 30 years ago,1 and a number of techniques have been suggested over the years which have followed.2–9 

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