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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

48 Scopus citations


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
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 15 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Transthoracic echocardiographic guidance of transcatheter atrial septal defect closure'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this