Ventricular Septal Defect Closure Performed at Sanford Heart Vascular

Lloyd Solberg, MD, PhD, FACC, FASA, FSCAI, of Sanford Clinic Heart Partners was the first cardiovascular physician in South Dakota to perform a Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Defect Closure on Friday, September 28, 2007.

Physician Dr. Lloyd Solberg Performs New Procedure

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Dr. Lloyd Solberg
Dr. Lloyd Solberg
Sanford Heart & Vascular announced today a new minimally invasive procedure for people with septal heart defects. Lloyd Solberg, MD, PhD, FACC, FASA, FSCAI, of Sanford Clinic Heart Partners was the first cardiovascular physician in South Dakota to perform a Percutaneous Ventricular Septal Defect Closure on Friday, September 28, 2007.

Septal defects are sometimes called a "hole" in the heart. A defect between the heart’s 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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Stacy Bauer Jones | Media Relations Coordinator
(605) 328-7056 | jonesst@sanfordhealth.org


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