TY - CHAP A1 - Hiromasa Yamashita A2 - Gontaro Kitazumi A3 - Keri Kim A4 - Toshio Chiba ED1 - P. Syamasundar Rao Y1 - 2012-04-25 PY - 2012 T1 - Computer-Aided Automatic Delivery System of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Creation of an Atrial Septal Defect N2 - Atrial Septal Defects (ASDs) are relatively common both in children and adults. Recent reports of increase in the prevalence of ASD may be related use of color Doppler echocardiography. The etiology of the ASD is largely unknown. While the majority of the book addresses closure of ASDs, one chapter in particular focuses on creating atrial defects in the fetus with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. This book, I hope, will give the needed knowledge to the physician caring for infants, children, adults and elderly with ASD which may help them provide best possible care for their patients. BT - Atrial Septal Defect SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/38112 DO - 10.5772/38112 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-04 ER -