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Device closure of atrial septal defect

Device closure of atrial septal defect

We are international renowned center to treat atrial septal defect. We use advanced technology of intracardiac echocardiography to guide the procedure since December 2004 that make it safe, quick and comfortable without the need of general anesthesia.

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Overview
Patients undergoes the procedure consciously wihout general anesthesia. Local anesthesia is administered at the right groin. After venous access is obtained, a plastic catheter is advanced into the heart. Intracardiac echocargiography is used to guide the procedure. An appropriate device made of nitinol wire mesh is used to close the atrial septal defect. The patient is askied to lie down for 6 hours after the procedure and ususally can be discharge on the following day.
Features
We are international renowned center to treat atrial septal defect. We use advanced technology of intracardiac echocardiography to guide the procedure since December 2004 that make it safe, quick and comfortable without the need of general anesthesia. We have performed more than 1000 procedures with the average procedure time of only 40 minutes. There are no mortality, stroke, infection or other major complications.
Service Procedure
1.Before the procedure: The patient needs receive the exam of chest X-ray, eletrocardiography, echocardiography, basic blood test and intravenous infusion.

2.During the procedure: The patient is sent to catheterization room for the procedure only under conscious sedation.

3.After the procedure: The patient needs lie down for 6 hours. Follow-up chest X-ray, eletrocardiography, echocardiography is done on the following day.
Notification
The procedure risk is low including device embolization 1% and complete heart block 1%. The patient is asked to avoid strenuous exercise for one month after the procedure.
Estimated Cost
(Prices listed below are for reference. Actual cost may be according to the real expense during the hospitalization.)
15,000-18,000 USD
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