Atrial Septal Defect
Clinical and Physiologic Response to Complete Closure in Five Patients
Complete surgical closure of an atrial septal defect was accomplished under direct vision in five patients. Postoperative catheterization studies demonstrated complete obliteration of the previously existing left-to-right shunt and a reduction of the pulmonary artery blood pressure in all patients. The clinical and hemodynamic status returned to normal limits with but few exceptions.
- © 1954 American Heart Association, Inc.