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Mechanophysiologically active patch for closure of atrial septal defect
  1. Raja Lahiri and
  2. Namrata Gaur
  1. CVTS, AIIMS Rishikesh, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Raja Lahiri; rajalahiri.imsbhu{at}


Closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs) can be achieved by various methods right from direct closure to patch closure using various materials viz. pericardium, Dacron and Teflon, to device closure using percutaneous techniques. Although percutaneous techniques are the most commonly practised method in developed countries, a subset of patients will require surgical closure. Various patch materials have been used for long, but all of them have some complications and risks associated with them. We report a case of novel technique of ASD closure done using a pedicled, vascularised and contractile right atrial wall flap.

  • arrhythmias
  • cardiothoracic surgery
  • congenital disorders

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  • Contributors RL was responsible for conceptualisation, actual surgical procedure and drafting of the report. NG was responsible for reviewing and finalising the draft and was also part of the surgical team.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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