When performing a robotic atrial myxoma resection, how do you close the atrial septal defect that results?

Sometimes no closure is necessary or can just be done with suture. Sometimes we use the patient’s own pericardium (leathery sac surrounding the heart) to close it. We can also use cow pericardium that has been tanned or even dacron (cloth).


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T. Sloane Guy, MD

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