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Title: Comparison of clinical outcomes and cost between surgical and transcatheter device closure of atrial septal defects in Singapore children
Authors: Quek, S.C.
Hota, S.
Tai, B.C. 
Mujumdar, S.
Tok, M.Y.
Keywords: Amplatzer
ASD
Cost
Device occlusion
Interventional cardiology
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Citation: Quek, S.C.,Hota, S.,Tai, B.C.,Mujumdar, S.,Tok, M.Y. (2010-08). Comparison of clinical outcomes and cost between surgical and transcatheter device closure of atrial septal defects in Singapore children. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 39 (8) : 629-633. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Introduction: With advances in interventional catheterisation, transcatheter device closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) is now a feasible option to open heart surgery, especially in patients with isolated ASD. We aim to compare the outcomes, benefits and costs between device closure versus standard open-heart surgery for ASD in Singapore. Materials and Methods: This is a comparative study between 2 cohorts with isolated secundum ASDs who underwent closure of ASD either by surgery or device, at the Department of Paediatrics, National University Hospital (NUH). The clinical outcomes, complications, length of stay and total costs incurred were compared. Results: Surgical patients were at slightly greater risk of developing complications (RR=1.33; 95% CI, 0.30 to 5.95) than the device group. The median length of inpatient stay for the surgical group was significantly longer than that for the device group. Seventy percent of the patients in the device group did not need to be in ICU while 40% of patients in the surgery group stayed 2 or at least 3 days in ICU (P
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/109260
ISSN: 03044602
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