Transthoracic echocardiographic guidance of transcatheter atrial septal defect closure

Richard E. Kardon, Mary C. Sokoloski, Daniel S. Levi, James S. Perry, Douglas J. Schneider, Vivekanand Allada, John W. Moore

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Abstract

This study examines the safety and efficacy of transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) guidance of atrial septal defect (ASD) device closure. We evaluated 74 patients for TTE-guided ASD closure. Fifty-six patients had successful device implantation using TTE guidance. Twelve patients were referred for surgical ASD closure on the basis of TTE evaluation. Five patients with multiple ASDs or poor transthoracic acoustic windows had ASD device closure guided by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-260
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume94
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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