Pulmonary function in children with atrial septal defect before and after heart surgery.

@article{Sulc1998PulmonaryFI,
  title={Pulmonary function in children with atrial septal defect before and after heart surgery.},
  author={Jan Sulc and V Andrle and Jarda Hruda and Bohumil Hu{\vc}{\'i}n and Milan {\vS}am{\'a}nek and Alois Zapletal},
  journal={Heart},
  year={1998},
  volume={80 5},
  pages={484-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the effect of heart disease and heart surgery on lung function. DESIGN A pulmonary function study of children undergoing surgery for atrial septal defect (ASD). SETTINGS University hospital. PATIENTS 26 children tested before surgery (at mean (SD) age 11.8 (3.8) years) and 24 patients tested 1.8 (0.2) years after surgical correction. METHODS Lung volumes, lung elasticity, and airway patency indices were measured using standard techniques. RESULTS Before surgery… CONTINUE READING