Septum defects can be treated with catheter based procedure which is a minimally invasive treatment options and available to some patients.
How is it performed?
1. The treatment involves making a small incisions, mostly in groin and inserting a small tube (catheter) which passes through blood vessel.
2. A device on top of the catheter will be deployed in the septum defect to seal the hole.
3. Once the catheter is successfully placed in the catheter, the doctor starts using cardiac imaging system.
4. After taking enough of images, the device is released to be left permanently in the defect.
5. Catheter is removed.