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Percutaneous device closure of atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale

Patrick A. Calvert, Bushra S. Rana and David Hildick-Smith

in Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199569083
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199697816 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199569083.003.038

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Percutaneous device closure of atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale

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Structural heart disease interventions look set to form an increasing proportion of the interventional cardiologist’s workload. Device closure of atrial septal connections, both patent foramen ovale (PFO) and atrial septal defect (ASD), are the most commonly performed adult structural interventional procedure in the United Kingdom, with 793 PFO and 573 ASD closure procedures performed in adults in 2007. Device closure of ASDs and PFOs are elegant procedures which combine technical and imaging skills with a detailed understanding of cardiac anatomy. More importantly, they also provide tangible clinical benefits to patients.

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Subjects: Radiology ; Cardiovascular Medicine

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