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Atrial Septal Defects

  • Bradley J. Harlan
  • Albert Starr
  • Fredic M. Harwin
  • Alain Carpentier

Abstract

Atrial septal defect (ASD) was the first cardiac malformation to be successfully treated surgically using the mechanical pump oxygenator. Following Gibbon’s pioneering report,14 surgical risk for closure of most defects became minimal and has been near 0% for the past three decades. Indications for surgery and surgical techniques for the three main types of defects—sinus venosus, ostium secundum, and ostium primum—are straightforward and widely accepted.

Keywords

Coronary Sinus Atrial Septal Defect Azygos Vein Transcatheter Closure Sinus Venosus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley J. Harlan
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Albert Starr
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • Fredic M. Harwin
    • 6
  • Alain Carpentier
    • 7
  1. 1.Section of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySutter Memorial HospitalSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Davis Medical SchoolUniversity of CaliforniaSacramentoUSA
  3. 3.Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA
  4. 4.Heart Institute at St. Vincent HospitalPortlandUSA
  5. 5.Starr-Wood Cardiac Group, P.C.PortlandUSA
  6. 6.Harwin StudiosPortlandUSA
  7. 7.Hôpital BroussaisUniversity of ParisParisFrance

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