Atrial and ventricular septal defects can safely be closed by percutaneous intervention.

  title={Atrial and ventricular septal defects can safely be closed by percutaneous intervention.},
  author={Ralph Hein and Franziska B{\"u}scheck and Ellen P. Fischer and Michaela Leetz and Margareth Taaffe Yves Bayard and Stefan H Ostermayer and Madlen Reschke and Klaus Lang and Albrecht Roemer and Neil Wilson and Horst Sievert},
  journal={Journal of interventional cardiology},
  volume={18 6},
Various transcatheter devices and methods to close congenital heart defects are currently available. Devices have been designed specifically for atrial septal defect (ASD), patent foramen ovale (PFO), and ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure. The trend in interventional treatment of intracardiac shunts shows toward defect-specific systems. The PFO is a tunnel defect requiring occluders that adapt to its length while common ASD strongly vary in their diameter, making a large scale of device… CONTINUE READING


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