Similar cardiac remodelling after transcatheter atrial septal defect closure in children and young adults.

@article{Santoro2006SimilarCR,
  title={Similar cardiac remodelling after transcatheter atrial septal defect closure in children and young adults.},
  author={Giuseppe Santoro and Marco Pascotto and Salvatore Caputo and Fabiana Cerrato and Maurizio Cappelli Bigazzi and Maria Teresa Palladino and Carola Iacono and Marianna Carrozza and Maria Giovanna Russo and Raffaele Calabr{\'o}},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2006},
  volume={92 7},
  pages={958-62}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the cardiac geometric changes after transcatheter closure of large atrial septal defects (ASDs) according to patient age at the time of the procedure. DESIGN Prospective echocardiographic follow-up study. SETTING Tertiary referral centre. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTION 25 asymptomatic patients younger than 16 years (median 8 years; group 1) and 21 asymptomatic adults (median 38 years; group 2) underwent percutaneous closure of large ASD with the Amplatzer septal occluder… CONTINUE READING
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