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Is there staples left inside heart in children with Atrial Septal Defect post surgery?

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kaismama 24 Nov 2012

There are 2 ways of doing the repair, the open chest traditional way, and one similar to a cardiac cath through the femoral artery in the upper leg. In the traditional way, the hole is sewn shut or a patch is sewn in. Not stapled. There is a possibility of using a metal patch for the hole. In the newer method it is closed with a metal patch.

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