Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2007 • VOLUME 13 • №1

ENDOVASCULAR CLOSURE OF DEFECTS OF THE INTERATRIAL SEPTUM AND PATENT FORAMEN OVALE

A.Yu. Likharev, I.I. Sitkin, L.S. Kokov
Department of Roentgenovascular Surgery A.V. Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
Moscow, Russia

Endovascular occlusion of defects of the interatrial septum and patent foramen ovale has increasingly been gaining ground in surgical practice. This is predetermined by a shortened hospital stay of the patients and the lack of any cosmetic defects left, as compared with the conventionally performed surgical management. The present review analyses both Russian and foreign literature related to the problem concerned. Indications for and contraindication to this type of operative treatment are determined herein. Also described is the technique of implantation for the present-day types of occluders. A comparative assessment of efficacy and safety of various occlusion systems is given.

KEY WORDS: endovascular occlusion of interatrial septum defects, CardioSEAL-STARflex, Amplatzer, Helex.

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