Safety and efficacy of larger ASD devices in small children of less than 2 years

Indian Heart J. 2021 Sep-Oct;73(5):637-639. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2021.07.006. Epub 2021 Jul 20.


We herein report our single center experience of safety and efficacy of device closure of large sized ostium secundum atrial septal defects (OS ASD) in small children with less than 2 years of age performed over the period of 10 years from 2009 to 2019.148 symptomatic children with ASD size of more than 8 mm were included in our study. We obtained a high rate of successful deployment (98 %) with no major complications.

Keywords: ASD device in less than two years; Amplatzer ASD device; Atrial septal defects; Early ASD closure; Large ASD; Larger device in small children; Small children.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Child
  • Heart Septal Defects, Atrial* / diagnosis
  • Heart Septal Defects, Atrial* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Septal Occluder Device*
  • Treatment Outcome