What is transcatheter ventricular septal defect closure?

Also known as: VSD repair by cardiac catheterization.

A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an opening in the heart between the left and right ventricles that should not be there. It is one of the most common heart-related birth defects. Transcatheter ventricular septal defect closure is a potential method to fix the problem (close the hole) in some specific types of VSDs.


Reviewed by: Lourdes Rosa Prieto, MD

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