Surgical management of atrial septal defect in patients over 40 years of age


Ekim H., Odabasi D., Gumrukcuoglu H. A. , Basel H., Aydin C.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.27, no.3, pp.500-504, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.500-504

Abstract

Objective: Atrial septal defect (ASD) makes up about 10% of all congenital heart diseases diagnosed after delivery and up to 30-40% of heart defects diagnosed in patients aged over 40 years. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of surgical ASD repair on functional status, right ventricular size, cardiothoracic ratio and pulmonary hypertension in patients over 40 years of age.