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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/64953
Title:
Sizing of atrial septal defects in adults
Authors:
Helgason, Hrodmar; Johansson, Magnus; Söderberg, Björn; Eriksson, Peter
Citation:
Cardiology 2005, 104(1):1-5
Issue Date:
1-Aug-2005
Abstract:
In a retrospective study of 51 consecutive patients undergoing transcatheter closure of secundum type atrial septal defects (ASDs), we examined the reliability of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) prior to catheterization and compared the diameter with that obtained by balloon measurement during catheterization. The TEE diameter was 16.3+/-4.6 mm compared with 22.5+/-6.0 mm for the stretched diameter obtained during catheterization (p<0.001). There was no gender difference. The degree of left-to-right shunting correlated poorly with the size of the defect. We conclude that although TEE is accurate for diagnosis of an ASD, the measurement of its size to determine the size of the closure device is at best inaccurate.
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dc.contributor.authorHelgason, Hrodmar-
dc.contributor.authorJohansson, Magnus-
dc.contributor.authorSöderberg, Björn-
dc.contributor.authorEriksson, Peter-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-15T09:25:10Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-15T09:25:10Z-
dc.date.issued2005-08-01-
dc.date.submitted2009-04-15-
dc.identifier.citationCardiology 2005, 104(1):1-5en
dc.identifier.issn0008-6312-
dc.identifier.pmid15942175-
dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000086045-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/64953-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractIn a retrospective study of 51 consecutive patients undergoing transcatheter closure of secundum type atrial septal defects (ASDs), we examined the reliability of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) prior to catheterization and compared the diameter with that obtained by balloon measurement during catheterization. The TEE diameter was 16.3+/-4.6 mm compared with 22.5+/-6.0 mm for the stretched diameter obtained during catheterization (p<0.001). There was no gender difference. The degree of left-to-right shunting correlated poorly with the size of the defect. We conclude that although TEE is accurate for diagnosis of an ASD, the measurement of its size to determine the size of the closure device is at best inaccurate.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherKargeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.karger.com/DOI/10.1159/000086045en
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshEchocardiography, Transesophagealen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHeart Catheterizationen
dc.subject.meshHeart Septal Defects, Atrialen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.titleSizing of atrial septal defects in adultsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSahlgrenska University Hospital/Ostra, Gothenburgh, Sweden. Hrodmar.Helgason@vgregion.seen
dc.identifier.journalCardiologyen
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