Atrial septal defect treatment options.

Lindy Moake, Claudio Ramaciotti

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Atrial septal defects have traditionally been repaired by surgical closure. Recently, transcatheter device closure has increasingly been used with excellent results. Although there is limited comparative research evaluating long-term outcomes of the transcatheter technique, preliminary data reveal significantly fewer complications and shorter hospital stays than those reported for surgical repair. This article reviews relevant literature comparing efficacy, cost, and complications of the transcatheter device procedures with the surgical closure of ASDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-266
Number of pages15
JournalAACN clinical issues
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Care Planning
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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