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The purpose of this multi-center study is to gather more information about how effective the Amplatzer® Septal Occluder is at closing atrial septal defects (ASD). An ASD is an opening in the wall that divides the upper chamber of the heart. The Amplatzer device is an expandable disc that is placed into the heart via cardiac catheterization.
Subject to certain baseline testing, eligible candidates include male and female babies and children diagnosed with an ASD condition that would benefit from closure with a septal occluder.
Boys: All ages
Girls: All ages
Following baseline testing for eligibility, patients will receive the implant procedure through the catheterization lab in a non-surgical procedure. During the first 6 months following the procedure, patients may be required to take aspirin and antibiotics. Additional testing may be required over the 2-year follow-up period.
Visits: Requires hospital visit
Duration: 2 years
AGA Medical Corporation
Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD, FACC, FSCAI
For information, please contact:
Jane Luce, MPH, CHES
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UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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