Intracardiac Defect Closure

Intracardiac defects are usually congenital in nature but can be secondary to trauma(during surgery) or after an acute myocardial infarction. These include Atrial Septa Defect, Patent Foramen Ovale, Ventricular Septal Defect, Left ventricular rupture and pseudoaneurysm, patent ductus arteriosus, aortic pseudoaneurysm,.... These defect might become symptomatic in adult life and in most patients, can be treated with catheter based approaches. Several devices are available at BIDMC that enables the effective closure of these defects. This is facilitated by a collaborative team including Cardiology, Cardiac surgery, Imaging specialists, cardiac anesthesiology, nursing and technologists.

71 year old gentleman with left venticular pseudoaneurysm post-MI.