Long-term outcomes excellent for atrial septal defect repair in adults.

Abstract

Congenital atrial septal defect repair is safe and effective in patients of almost any age. Long-term survival among adults is excellent, although children generally appear to fare even better. Our 25-year study of outcomes among adults who underwent suture or patch closure found that survival exceeded 90%. We discuss our observations on use of… (More)

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@article{Moodie2000LongtermOE, title={Long-term outcomes excellent for atrial septal defect repair in adults.}, author={Daniel Moodie and Ronald E Sterba}, journal={Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine}, year={2000}, volume={67 8}, pages={591-7} }