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Indications of Attie et al for Surgical Closure of a Secundum Atrial Septal Defect in a Patient Over 40 Years of Age

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Attie et al compared medical vs surgical management of patients with a secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) in patients over 40 years of age. They identified patients who should have surgical closure of the septal defect. The authors are from the National Institute of Cardiology in Mexico City.

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