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Pioneering structural heart technologies

Bkg legacy

At Abbott, we invest in studies that demonstrate the safety, performance, and cost-effectiveness of our transformative therapies. Backed by more than 20 years of clinical experience, our Amplatzer™ technologies define a market-leading standard of transcatheter closure for heart defects.

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Kurt Amplatz, MD

Inventor of the Amplatzer device portfolio pioneer of structural heart occlusion

Inventions by Dr. Amplatz

  • Septal Occluder
  • PFO Occluder
  • Duct Occluders
  • Cribriform Occluder
  • Muscular VSD Occluders
  • Vascular Plugs
  • LAA Occluders
  • Guide wires
  • Renal dilators and sheaths
  • Thrombectomy devices
  • Gooseneck snares
  • Vena cava filters

Positions, awards, contributions

  • Director of AGA Medical Holdings, Inc. Malcolm B. Hanson Research
  • Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Minnesota
  • Society of Interventional Radiology’s Gold Medal*
  • Hundreds of journal articles, books, abstracts and presentations at scientific meetings

A robust portfolio built on continuous innovation

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