Published in Cardiovascular Device Liability Week, September 26th, 2004
R.E. Kardon and colleagues of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia wrote, "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...
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