Long-term follow-up (9 to 20 years) after surgical closure of atrial septal defect at a young age.

@article{Meijboom1993LongtermF,
  title={Long-term follow-up (9 to 20 years) after surgical closure of atrial septal defect at a young age.},
  author={Folkert J. Meijboom and John Hess and Andr{\'a}s Szatm{\'a}ri and Elisabeth Mwj Utens and J. Mcghie and J W Deckers and Jos R. T. C. Roelandt and Egbert Peter Bos},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={72 18},
  pages={
          1431-4
        }
}
To assess the long-term cardiac status after surgical closure of an atrial septal defect (ASD) at a young age, 104 of 135 children who consecutively underwent surgery (aged 0 to 14 years) at 1 institution between 1968 and 1980 participated in a follow-up study and underwent a complete cardiologic examination. Mean follow-up was 14.5 +/- 2.8 years. Most patients (87%) believed their health to be good or very good. At physical examination, all patients were in good health. Ninety-three patients… CONTINUE READING

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