J Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2016;8(1):40-42.
doi: 10.15171/jcvtr.2016.07
PMID: 27069566
PMCID: PMC4827138
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Device closure in adults with atrial septal defect in Shiraz, a single center registry

Mohammad Ali Ostovan 1, Javad Kojuri 1, Pooyan Dehghani 1 * , Vida Razazi 2, Alireza Moarref 1

1 Cardiovascular Research Center, Cardiology Department, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2 Master of Management, School of management and information, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran


Introduction: Successful closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) improves patients’ functional class and exercise capacity. In this study we evaluate the safety and feasibility of percutaneous device closure of ASDs.
Methods: Two hundred fifty six patients with significant ASD according to our criteria were enrolled. The patients were treated using nitinol wire mesh transcatheter devices. Complications were followed for a median of 2.5 years.
Results: Success rate was 98.4% with 3 unsuccessful cases and a mean hospital stay of 1.007 ± 0.0004 days. Complication rate was 7.42%. Size of the right ventricle (RV) annulus was significantly decreased 24 hours after intervention (P = 0.005).
Conclusion: The present report demonstrates that transcatheter closure of ASD is safe and effective.
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