Minimally invasive procedures have been developed to address heightened risks and complications from surgical procedures. Transcatheter device closure of congenital heart diseases offers excellent outcomes and negligible morbidity. This technique has evolved significantly in the past years with the development multiple device types and various techniques. Closure of an atrial septal defect of the secundum type and of a patent ductus arteriosus have therefore been an increasing practice in experienced centers.
This retrospective study aims to determine the clinical profile of patients with an atrial septal defect of the secundum type or a patent ductus arteriosus who have undergone transcatheter device closure in the Philippine Heart Center in 2013. The study included six patients with a patent ductus arteriosus and one patient with an atrial septal defect of the secundum type. Transcatheter closure was done and implantation of the occluder was successful in all of patients. Transcatheter device closure of ASD secundum and PDA is an effective intervention with excellent closure rates and very minimal complications.