Safety of an improved patent ductus arteriosus occluder for transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects with abnormally attached tricuspid chordae tendineae
Lu He, Ya-Juan Du, Ge-Sheng Cheng, Yu-Shun Zhang, Department of Structural Heart Disease, Xi’an Jiaotong University Medical College First Affiliated Hospital, Xi’an 710061, Shaanxi Province, China
Author contributions: He L and Zhang YS contributed to study concept and design; Du YJ and Cheng GS contributed to data analysis and interpretation and critical revision of the article; He L contributed to drafting of the article; all the authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the ethics committee of Xi’an Jiaotong University Medical College First Affiliated Hospital (Xi’an, China).
Informed consent statement: All patients gave informed consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement-checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement-checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Yu-Shun Zhang, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Structural Heart Disease, Xi’an Jiaotong University Medical College First Affiliated Hospital, 277 Yanta West Road, Xi'an 710061, Shaanxi Province, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: December 22, 2018
Peer-review started: December 23, 2018
First decision: December 29, 2018
Revised: January 13, 2019
Accepted: January 29, 2019
Article in press: January 30, 2019
Published online: March 6, 2019