Addressing the needs of treating congenital heart disease: The influence of deficient retro-aortic rim on technical success and early adverse events following device closure of secundum atrial septal defects: An analysis of the IMPACT registry®.

Research paper by Jonathan J M Tobis

Indexed on: 25 Jan '17Published on: 25 Jan '17Published in: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions


For secundum ASD, a deficient retro-aortic rim is common (40% of cases) However, the deficient retro-aortic rim had no effect on ASD device placement success or immediate outcome The IMPACT Registry does not track long-term outcome, so there is no information provided about long-term complications, such as erosion.