Keyhole ASD Closure

ASD Amplatzer Device closure

This procedure is suitable for some patients with ASD. It involves the insertion of a catheter into the groin. The catheter carries a collapsed closure device into the heart, which, when deployed, opens like an umbrella to close the defect.

Surgery

If Amplatzer device closure is not possible, then we can perform surgery at our London heart clinic between the ribs on the right side of the chest using keyhole surgery.

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This allows excellent repair of the defect, by either direct closure, or using a patch which is carefully sewn into place. The cuts used, will heal up in a few days leading to a swifter recovery than the traditional breastbone approach to ASD closure.

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