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Bronchial compression in an infant with isolated secundum atrial septal defect associated with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension
Sung-Hee Park, So Young Park, Nam Kyun Kim, Su-Jin Park, Han Ki Park, Young Hwan Park, Jae Young Choi
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2012;55(8):297-300.   Published online August 23, 2012

Symptomatic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in patients with isolated atrial septal defect (ASD) is rare during infancy. We report a case of isolated ASD with severe PAH in an infant who developed airway obstruction as cardiomegaly progressed. The patient presented with recurrent severe respiratory insufficiency and failure to thrive before the repair of the ASD. Echocardiography confirmed volume overload on...

Original Article
Clinical Course of the Ostium Secundum Atrial Septal Defect(ASD) and Its Rate of Spontaneous Closure
Dae Yong Kim, Myung Chul Hyun, Sang Bum Lee
Clin Exp Pediatr. 1996;39(11):1538-1543.   Published online November 15, 1996
Purpose : To know the natural course of the ostium secundum ASD including its rate of spontaneous closure. Methods : We studied 259 cases who were diagnosed as ostium secundum ASD by 2D-echocardiography at Department of Pediatrics, Kyungpook National University Hospital between Jan. 1985 and Dec. 1994. According to the age at diagnosis, we divided them into two groups, group I (those diagnosed before 1...
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