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Transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defect in infants less than 12 months of age improves symptoms of chronic lung disease

Thomas VC et al. – Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects in infants can be safe, effective, and may be indicated for situations in which the left to right shunt may be implicated as a cause of ongoing chronic lung disease. Moderate increases in pulmonary blood flow due to atrial septal defects may have a negative clinical impact regarding continuing respiratory insufficiency in these patients. [more...]