When and how to fix a 'hole in the heart': approach to ASD and PFO.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Abnormalities in the atrial septum range in severity from patent foramen ovale (PFO), a residual cardiac structure found in approximately 25% of the general population, to uncommon, complex lesions associated with significant shunt flow and heart enlargement. While correcting some of these abnormalities is beneficial, most other defects warrant correction only under very specific circumstances.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Krasuski, RA

Published Date

  • February 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 137 - 147

PubMed ID

  • 17333641

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0891-1150

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3949/ccjm.74.2.137


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States