Atrial Septum Defect Closure

  • Jennifer Franke
  • Stefan C. Bertog
  • Horst Sievert
Chapter

Abstract

Low complication rates of transcatheter atrial septum defect (ASD) closure and robust long-term results have resulted in a high acceptance of this method by physicians and patients alike. Consequently, this interventional technique has replaced open heart surgery as the standard therapeutic approach. All septal occluders available today are relatively easy to use by experienced operators and are available in different sizes to accommodate the highly variable ASD morphology and sizes. Careful patient selection and knowledge of specific implantation strategies for complex defects allow experienced operators to consider transcatheter ASD closure even in challenging cases.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer Franke
    • 1
  • Stefan C. Bertog
    • 1
    • 2
  • Horst Sievert
    • 1
  1. 1.CardioVascular Center FrankfurtFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.Department of Invasive CardiologyMinneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical CenterMinneapolisUSA

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