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, cilt.27, ss.500-504, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.500-504

Özet

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.