Patent Foramen Ovale and Atrial Septal Defect: Diagnosis and Therapy

Abstract

Patent foramen ovale (PFO) and atrial septal defect (ASD) are frequent congenital heart defects in adults. While the indication for surgical or interventional closure of an ASD is sufficiently evaluated, the necessity of closing a PFO remains a topic of academic discussions. In this article we present epidemiological data, show the actual anatomic… (More)

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@inproceedings{Kleinebrecht2015PatentFO, title={Patent Foramen Ovale and Atrial Septal Defect: Diagnosis and Therapy}, author={L Kleinebrecht and Amin Polzin and Jan Balzer and Tienush Rassaf and Tobias Zeus}, year={2015} }