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Congenit Heart Dis. 2007 Mar-Apr;2(2):92-103. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2007.00080.x.

Device closure of congenital ventricular septal defects.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Hospitals, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60637, USA.


Ventricular septal defect is the most common congenital heart malformation. Surgical closure, when indicated, has been practiced for over 50 years with good results; however, surgical closure is still associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Over the past decade, several occluding devices have been developed that made catheter device closure an attractive alternative to surgery with widely satisfactory results. In this article, a comprehensive review of percutaneous and perventricular (hybrid) device closure of each type of ventricular septal defect is presented.

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