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Transient Balloon Occlusion to Identify a Patient with an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and Severe Pulmonary Hypertension Who Is a Candidate for Surgical Closure

Description:

A small percentage of patients with an atrial septal defect (ASD) will develop severe pulmonary hypertension. Sanchez-Recalde et al used transient balloon occlusion of the ASD to determine if such a patient should undergo surgical closure of the defect or not. The authors are from Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid.

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