The effect of surgical treatment for secundum atrial septal defect in patients more than 30 years old


ERKUT B., BECIT N., UNLU Y., CEVIZ M., KOCOGULLARI C. U. , ATES A., ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.10, no.5, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20071059
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM

Abstract

Background. We prospectively examined whether surgical treatment of secundum atrial septal defects in patients >= 30 years old improves their early- and mid-term clinical outcomes. Our clinical experience is reviewed to assess the importance of surgical management in elderly patients with atrial septal defect.