The management of atrial septal defects (ASD) holds a special place in the history of congenital cardiac surgery and also serves as an example of current trends in treatment of congenital cardiac anomalies. Closure of a secundum ASD by Gibbon in 1952 was the first successful operation that was performed using cardiopulmonary bypass support. ASD closure is the most frequently performed open heart operation in children in most centers. In selected cases, closure using catheter-delivered devices is now performed, completely avoiding the need for surgical incision and cardiopulmonary bypass.
|Title of host publication||Operative Cardiac Surgery, Fifth Edition|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2004|