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Heart Wall Closure Device

Interventional cardiologists at the Heart & Vascular Institute at Abington Health are closing a life-threatening “hole” in the wall of the heart with a minimally invasive procedure.

Our experts use an advanced closure device to treat adults with atrial septal defect, a congenital heart condition.

Closure Device Treatment

 The device is a self-expandable double disk implant made from wire mesh and polyester fabric. Our specialists implant it by catheter through the groin to shut the opening in the heart.

When the implant is in place, the device becomes a permanent part of the heart wall. This procedure is an alternative to open-heart surgery.


The high quality and cost-efficiency of our heart services have earned Abington Memorial Hospital recognition as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care® by Independence Blue Cross.Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care

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