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What is the procedure to close an asd?
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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Traditionally an ASD is closed with a surgical procedure.
The hole can be sutured primarily or may require a patch to be sewn over the hole. Current surgical advances include the use of a mini sternotomy resulting in a smaller scar on the chest. Many asds can be closed with a device delivered from the leg through the large veins of the body. The device has a very success rate and leaves no scar.

In brief: There are two
Traditionally an ASD is closed with a surgical procedure.
The hole can be sutured primarily or may require a patch to be sewn over the hole. Current surgical advances include the use of a mini sternotomy resulting in a smaller scar on the chest. Many asds can be closed with a device delivered from the leg through the large veins of the body. The device has a very success rate and leaves no scar.
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Straightforward
In kids with general anaesthesia.
Typically 30 minute procedure with echo guidance and minimal x ray exposure (in our series average of less than 1.5 minutes). The groin is punctured and a catheter is intoduced crossing the defect. Then the defect is sized with a balloon in most larger defects and the umbrella device selected. The device is deployed, echo confirms correct position and done!

In brief: Straightforward
In kids with general anaesthesia.
Typically 30 minute procedure with echo guidance and minimal x ray exposure (in our series average of less than 1.5 minutes). The groin is punctured and a catheter is intoduced crossing the defect. Then the defect is sized with a balloon in most larger defects and the umbrella device selected. The device is deployed, echo confirms correct position and done!
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