JANET DICKENS, M.D.; HARRY GOLDBERG, M.D.; DANIEL F. DOWNING, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Atrioseptopexy, a technic for closure of atrial septal defects, was introduced by Bailey and associates in 1952.1 Subsequently, a modification of this technic was suggested for the surgical correction of this defect when associated with anomalous pulmonary venous drainage into the right atrium or superior vena cava.2 Since the original communication, these operations have been performed in 50 patients at this institution. The clinical and physiologic findings in these patients prior to and following closure of the defects are the subject of this report.
The patients included 36 females and 14 males. The ages ranged between five
DICKENS J, GOLDBERG H, DOWNING DF. CLINICAL AND PHYSIOLOGIC ASPECTS OF CLOSURE OF ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECTS BY THE ATRIOSEPTOPEXY TECHNIC1. Ann Intern Med. ;44:1088–1110. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-6-1088
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(6):1088-1110.
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