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Transcatheter closure of ventricular septal defect using detachable steel coil
  1. G S Kalra,
  2. P K Verma,
  3. S Singh,
  4. R Arora
  1. GB Pant Hospital, University of Delhi, New Delhi-110 002, India
  1. Dr Kalra.


Transcatheter closure has been attempted in selected cases of ventricular septal defects using Lock clamshell device, Rashkind umbrella device, and Sideris buttoned device. A small perimembranous ventricular septal defect with aneurysm of membranous septum in a 12 year old girl was closed successfully with a detachable steel coil of 8 mm diameter with four loops, after failure of deployment of a Rashkind double umbrella device.

  • transcatheter closure
  • ventricular septal defect
  • septal aneurysm
  • detachable coil
  • congenital heart defects

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