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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 1018-4406
Vol. 21, No. 4, 2011, pp. 473-478
Bioline Code: pe11081
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2011, pp. 473-478

 en Transcatheter Atrial Septal Defect Closure under Transthorasic Echocardiography in Children
Zanjani, Keyhan Sayadpour; Zeinaloo, Aliakbarr; Malekan-Rad, Elaheh; Kiani, Abdolrazagh & Bagheri, Mohammad-Mehdi


Objective:Atrial septal defect (ASD) device closure is routinely done under the guide of transesophageal or intracardiac echocardiography which are expensive techniques and not easily affordable in developing countries.
Methods: Using metallic devices, we attempted 32 ASD device closures under transthoracic echocardiography.
Findings: Of those, 30 procedures were successful (94 %). In two patients with relatively large ASD we encountered difficulty in positioning the device. These patients were referred for surgical closure.
Conclusion: ASD device closure can be carried out successfully in most patients under transthoracic echocardiography in echocardiographies are not available or affordable. situations where transesophageal or intravenous echocardiographies are not available or affordable.

Transthoracic echocardiography; Amplatzer septal occluder; ASD sizing; Interventional cardiology

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