Paradigm shift in the intervention for secundum atrial septal defect in an era of transcatheter closure: A national birth cohort study.

BACKGROUND Secundum atrial septal defect (ASDII) is a common congenital heart defect, but the intervention, either transcatheter or surgical, needs are unclear. This study was to examine the paradigm shift in its intervention in an era of transcatheter closure. METHODS AND RESULTS The study birth cohort 2000-2008 (2,070,145 live births) with complete… CONTINUE READING