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Question 26#Print Question

All are true regarding closure of ASDs in adults EXCEPT:

a. Atrial arrhythmias are common postoperatively
b. Postoperative mortality is significantly higher with increasing age
c. Closure of ASDs in patients older than 60 decreases risk of paradoxical embolism, but has little effect on functional status
d. Secundum ASD closure is more commonly performed using transcatheter approach compared with surgical approaches




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