State-of-the-Art Atrial Septal Defect Closure Devices for Congenital Heart.

TitleState-of-the-Art Atrial Septal Defect Closure Devices for Congenital Heart.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsO'Byrne ML, Levi DS
JournalInterv Cardiol Clin
Date Published2019 Jan

This article describes current devices and indications for transcatheter device closure of atrial septal defect (TC-ASD) and patent foramen ovale in children and young adults. TC-ASD has a proven record of efficacy and safety, but device erosion raises questions about the relative safety of TC-ASD versus operative open heart surgical ASD closure. New devices for ASD closure with properties to reduce risk of erosion are being developed. Recent studies demonstrating superiority of patent foramen ovale device closure over medical therapy for cryptogenic stroke may lead to changes in practice for structural/interventional cardiologists. Care should be taken in extrapolating data to children and younger adults.

Alternate JournalInterv Cardiol Clin
PubMed ID30449418