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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Vogt, MO; Kühn, A; Hörer, J; Schreiber, C; Schneider, H; Foth, R; Eicken, A; Hess, J; Sigler, M 
Title:
Clinical, echocardiographic and histopathologic findings in nine patients with surgically explanted ASD/PFO devices: Do we know enough about the healing process in humans? 
Abstract:
Atrial septal defects (ASD) and persistent foramen ovale (PFO) are managed in increasing numbers by catheter interventions as an attractive alternative to surgery. Early complications have been described in clinical series whereas late complications are rare. No series are reported with clinical, echocardiographic and histological data.We collected clinical, echocardiographic, and histolological data of nine patients with surgically explanted devices. Occlusion devices were explanted after a mea...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Int J Cardiol 
Year:
2011 
Journal volume:
147 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
398-404 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0167-5273 
TUM Institution:
Klinik für Kinderkardiologie und angeborene Herzfehler