The prospective follow-up of the natural course of interatrial communications diagnosed in 847 newborns.

Bostan Ö. M., Cil E., Ercan I.

European heart journal, vol.28, no.16, pp.2001-5, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehm268
  • Journal Name: European heart journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2001-5
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Aims The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalance of interatrial communications (IACs) and IAC types in a large series of newborns, to establish the incidence of spontaneous closure of IACs, to determine the relationship between spontaneous closure and the size and type of IACs, and to investigate the incidence of mitral valve prolapse (MVP) and atrial arrhythmia in newborn infants with atrial septal aneurysm (ASA).