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2009 – Saftey of Amplatzer ASO evaluated

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An Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is a birth defect of the heart characterized by an opening between the left and right atria that failed to close after birth.  People suffering from an ASD typically have low blood oxygen levels, due to deoxygenated blood passing through the opening in the heart and mixing with oxygen rich… Continue Reading

2009 – Study shows rare, but deadly complications associated with Amplatzer atrial septal occluder

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An atrial septal defect (ASD) is a condition of the heart characterized by an opening that failed to close after birth.  The opening is located between the left and right atria, which are two of the four chambers in the heart.  When the opening between these chambers exists it allows de-oxygenated blood to mix with… Continue Reading

St. Jude Amplatzer ASO fails in 7.8% of cases

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An Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is a cardiovascular birth malformation.  The condition is characterized by an opening between two chambers of the heart, the left and right atria.  This opening closes after birth in healthy individuals but may fail to close for others, thus forming an ASD.  An ASD is problematic because it causes low… Continue Reading