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June 7, 1976

Secundum Atrial Septal Defect: Nonoperative Closure During Cardiac Catheterization

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics, Section on Cardiology (Dr King and Ms Thompson) and Surgery (Dr Mills), Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, and the Department of Cardiology, West Jefferson General Hospital, New Orleans (Dr Steiner).

JAMA. 1976;235(23):2506-2509. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03260490024013

A 17-year-old girl had clinical and cardiac catheterization findings compatible with a secundum atrial septal defect. During cardiac catheterization, the atrial septal defect was sized and closed using a transvenous umbrella technique.

(JAMA 235:2506-2509, 1976)