Posts Tagged ‘Heart and blood’

Atrial septal defect repair in children – transcatheter procedure

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Atrial septal defect repair in children – transcatheter procedure – Definition

An atrial septal defect is a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers (right and left atriums) of the heart. A transcatheter procedure is a minimally-invasive way to repair the hole. During this procedure, a device is implanted to seal the hole. As your child recovers, the device will trigger the heart tissue to grow. The tissue will slowly grow over the hole.

Atherectomy/angioplasty of noncoronary vessel

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(Nonsurgical Revascularization of Noncoronary Vessel)

Atherectomy or angioplasty of noncoronary vessel – Definition

Atherectomy and angioplasty are methods that can be used to open arteries without surgery.

There are several different devices that can be threaded through blood vessels to the site of a narrowing or occlusion. Once there, these devices remove the obstruction so that blood flow is restored.