Dr. Lloyd Solberg
Septal defects are sometimes called a "hole" in the heart. A defect between the hearts two lower chambers (the ventricles) is called a ventricular septal defect (VSD). Typically, smaller defects will close in childhood or adolescence on their own. However, if the defects do not close, they are covered with a patch or sewn closed, which is usually an open heart surgical procedure. A Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Defect Closure is a non-surgical option for patients with a VSD.
"Repairing a VSD using this minimally invasive procedure means quicker recovery time, less pain, and fewer complications for patients," says Dr. Solberg. "To be able to provide this procedure close to home is important for our patients and their loved ones."
Patients or physicians seeking more information can contact Sanford Clinic Heart Partners at 605-328-2929.
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