Structural Interventions

Congenital Heart Defects

The Amplatzer portfolio of structural intervention occluders provides minimally invasive treatment options for the closure of congenital heart defects and for stroke risk reduction. The closure procedures are performed through a transcatheter approach, which prevents the need for open heart surgery and enables faster recovery times.

Structural Interventions: Congenital Heart Defects

Amplatzer™ Duct Occluders

The Amplatzer Family of Duct Occluders offers an extensive line of devices and a simple treatment option for the closure of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Amplatzer™ Duct Occluders are designed to occlude PDAs of various shapes and sizes. With an easy-to-perform deployment procedure, the implanting physician can be confident in placing the device with precision.

Amplatzer PDA Duct Occluders

Amplatzer™ Septal Occluders

Amplatzer™ Septal Occluders are the standard of care for minimally invasive atrial septal defect (ASD) closure.1,2 These double-disc occluders are comprised of nitinol mesh and polyester material. They are designed to securely appose the septal wall on each side of the defect and create a platform for tissue in-growth after implantation.

Amplatzer Septal Occluders

Amplatzer™ Muscular VSD Occluders

Ventricular septal defects (VSD) are the most commonly found congenital heart defect.3 One subtype of these defects is muscular VSD. If left untreated it can lead to pulmonary hypertension and/or congestive heart failure.4 The Amplatzer™ Muscular VSD Occluders are designed for complete closure of these type of defects.

Amplatzer Muscular VSD Occluder


  1. Kashour TS, Latroche B, Elhoury ME, et al. Successful percutaneous closure of a secundum atrial septal defect through femoral approach in a patient with interrupted inferior vena cava. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010;5:620–623.
  2. Tadros VX, Asgar AW. Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects: an update on ASD occlusion devices. Card Interv Today. 2016; March-April.
  3. Hoffman J, Kaplan S. The incidence of congential heart disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2002;39(12):1890-1900.
  4. Data on file at Abbott.

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