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defect

Crystallog a local deviation from regularity in the crystal lattice of a solid
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Defect

In lumber, an irregularity occurring in or on wood that will tend to impair its strength, durability, or utility value.
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defect

[′dē‚fekt]
(science and technology)
An irregularity that spoils the appearance or impairs the usefulness or effectiveness of an object or a material by causing weakness or failure.
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defect

In wood, a fault that may reduce its durability, usefulness, or strength.
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Experience with transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects using the Amplatzer septal occluder: a single centre study in 236 consecutive patients.
Keywords: Atrial Septal Defect, Lutembacher Syndrome, Mitral stenosis, Transthoracic Echocardiography
HYDERABAD -- Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), a congenital child heart disorder, is an opening in the atrial septum and the opening in the atrial septum allows the blood from either side to mix, decreasing the efficiency of the heart's function.
Transcatheter closure of large secundum atrial septal defects using the 40 mm amplatzer septal occluder: results of an international registry.
Harris, "Recent advances in managing septal defects: atrial septal defects," F1000Research, vol.
atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect and other complex lesions who were planned to undergo cardiac catheterization were excluded from analysis.
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is defined as any opening in interatrial septum other than a competent foramen ovale.
Some original studies have reported increased risks of atrial septal defects (Gilboa et al.
* Any primary or secondary (up to 25 total) International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) discharge diagnosis codes 740-759, with the following exceptions: 1) when persistent fetal circulation (747.83) or balanced autosomal translocation in a normal person (758.4) were the only codes in this range recorded for the discharge; or 2) when patent ductus arteriosus (747.0) or ostium secundum type atrial septal defect (745.5, which includes patent foramen ovale as well as actual atrial septal defects) were the only defects coded in a preterm infant or an infant aged <28 days.
Yoon et al., "Percutaneous retrieval of embolized Amplatzer Septal Occluder after treatment of double atrial septal defect: a case report" Journal of Korean Medical Science, vol.
Shenoda, "Percutaneous treatment of patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defects," Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol.