The broadest structural interventions portfolio to date with the most comprehensive size range, designed specifically for each condition¹
Avoid the need to perform heart surgery—and help facilitate faster recovery and lower complications rates—with minimally invasive, transcatheter closure solutions.
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An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a hole in the septum between the atria. ASDs are one of the most common congenital heart defects seen in pediatric cardiology and often occur in conjunction with other cardiac defects.2,3Learn more about our ASD treatment options
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) happens when the ductus arteriosus, the arterial shunt in fetal life, fails to close after birth. The ductus arteriosus typically closes shortly after birth, creating the flow of blood directly from the heart to the lungs. If the ductus arteriosus doesn’t close, it creates a reverse blood flow from the aorta into the pulmonary artery and is then recirculated through the lungs. A medium to large PDA may require closure to avoid serious complications.Learn more about our PDA treatment options
A ventricular septal defect is hole in the septum between the ventricles and is the most common type of heart malformation. A VSD allows blood from the left ventricle to pass through into the right ventricle, creating extra stress to the right ventricle in order to keep up with the additional blood flow. Patients with a VSD carry an increased risk of infection to the heart walls and valves.Learn more about our VSD treatment options
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- Moake, L., & Ramaciotti, C., Atrial Septal Defect Treatment Options (2005). AACN Clinical Issues, 16(2), 252-266.
- McMahon, C. J., Feltes, T. F., Fraley, J. K., Bricker, J. T., Grifka, R. G., Tortoriello, T. A.,…Bezold, L. I. (2002). Natural history of growth of secundum atrial septal defects and implications for transcatheter closure. Heart, 87(3), 256-259.