Atrial Septal Defects

  • Bradley J. Harlan
  • Albert Starr
  • Fredric M. Harwin
Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)


Atrial septal defect (ASD) was the first cardiac malformation to be successfully treated surgically using the mechanical pump oxygenator. Following Gibbon’s pioneering report,11 surgical risk for closure of most defects became minimal and has been near 0% for the past two 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.


Inferior Vena Cava Pulmonary Vein Coronary Sinus Atrial Septal Defect Superior Vena Cava 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley J. Harlan
    • 1
  • Albert Starr
    • 1
  • Fredric M. Harwin
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Cardiopulmonary SurgeryUniversity of Oregon Health Sciences CenterPortlandUSA
  2. 2.PortlandUSA

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