Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect with a CardioSEAL device

Betau Hwang, Pi Chang Lee, Yun Ching Fu, Hsenh Ping Hsing, Sheng Ling Jan, Pao Sheng Chiu, Jen Her Lu, Mei Yung Jsou, Zen Chung Weng, Laura C.C. Meng

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Transcatheter closure of an interatrial septal defect (ASD) with a CardioSEAL device was successfully performed on 12 Taiwanese children. There were five boys and seven girls, aged from 3.6-13.9 (8.3 ± 3.2) years and with body weight of 15-57 (33.7 ± 14.7) kgs. After one year of follow-up studies, which included physical examination, ECG, chest X-ray and echocardiography, complete closure of ASD was achieved in nine (75%) patients. Two children with a trivial residual shunt were asymptomatic and without audible cardiac murmur. A girl had a small residual left to right atrial shunt by color Doppler echocardiography, but without audible cardiac murmur. There were no immediate or intermediate complications. Transcatheter implantation of the CardioSEAL device is a safe and proper treatment for children with non-complicated small to medium secundum ASD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-480
Number of pages10
JournalJapanese Heart Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Atrial septal defect
  • Interventional catheterization
  • Transcatheter closure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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