TY - CHAP A1 - Teiji Akagi ED1 - P. Syamasundar Rao Y1 - 2012-04-25 PY - 2012 T1 - Atrial Septal Defect Closure in Geriatric Patients 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. 9 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/37538 DO - 10.5772/37538 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-10 ER -