Prevalence of Deficient Retro-Aortic Rim and Its Effects on Outcomes in Device Closure of Atrial Septal Defects

@article{OByrne2014PrevalenceOD,
  title={Prevalence of Deficient Retro-Aortic Rim and Its Effects on Outcomes in Device Closure of Atrial Septal Defects},
  author={Michael Liam O’Byrne and Andrew C. Glatz and Sherzana Sunderji and Aswathi E. Mathew and David Goldberg and Yoav Dori and Jonathan J. Rome and Matthew John Gillespie},
  journal={Pediatric Cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={35},
  pages={1181-1190}
}
Deficient retro-aortic rim is of concern as a risk factor for aortic erosion after device closure of atrial septal defects (ASD). However, its prevalence and contribution to technical failure and adverse outcomes have not been delineated. A single-center retrospective cohort study of children and adults undergoing cardiac catheterization for device occlusion of ASD from 1 January 1999 to 1 April 2012 was performed. Risk factors for technical failure and early adverse outcome were assessed using… CONTINUE READING