Published in Hospital Law Weekly, December 29th, 2005
For several years, ICE "has been employed successfully in guiding transcatheter device closure of a secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) or patent foramen ovale (PFO)," cardiologists in the United States explained. However, "nothing is known regarding the use of ICE to guide catheter device closure" of a PMVSD.
In a study conducted by Q.L. Cao and coauthors at the University of Chicago Children's Hospital, "12 patients (7 female/5 male) who had a PMVSD (among them, 3 patients with associated atrial...
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