Catheter Closure of Intracardiac Shunts

Guy S. Reeder

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Catheter Closure of Intracardiac Shunts

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Percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect is first-line therapy for carefully selected patients and has been performed in more than 30,000 patients since first described in 1976. Features of 9 commonly used devices for closure of the atrial septum are discussed in this chapter. Indications for catheter closure of atrial septal defect and possible complications are included. Attempts at ventricular septal defect closure have been mostly limited to defects in the muscular ventricular septum and, more recently, the perimembranous ventricular septum. Impingement on the atrioventricular and semilunar valves and on the conduction system has limited treatment of inflow septal ventricular septal defects.

Chapter.  3733 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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