oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Closure of atrial septal defects under hypothermia

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



An account of the anatomy, physiological disturbances, clinical picture and diagnosis of secundum types of atrial septal defects is given. The operative technique, using direct vision in the open heart with circulatory occlusion under hypothermia, is descriptionbed. The first ten cases of closure of these holes-in- the-heart performed in Rhodesia are briefly recorded.

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