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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 129
Author reply to the editor


Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Union Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, 350001, China

Date of Web Publication14-Mar-2014

Correspondence Address:
Hua Cao
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Union Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, 350001
China
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DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.128866

PMID: 24791180

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Cao H. Author reply to the editor. Ann Thorac Med 2014;9:129

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Cao H. Author reply to the editor. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Sep 26];9:129. Available from: http://www.thoracicmedicine.org/text.asp?2014/9/2/129/128866


Sir,

We partly agree with the author. In fact, we have explained our opinion in the article. At this stage, we believe that our procedure cannot replace traditional surgery and percutaneous interventional procedures; however, it could be an option for the treatment of atrial septal defect (ASD). Currently, various ASD closure procedures are available to most patients. Therefore, the selection of ASD closure procedure should be based on individual considerations such as the condition and the needs of the patient, the size of ASD, the experience of the physician and the availability of equipment in the hospital.




 

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