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What are some minimally invasive techniques used to treat heart defects?

Catheter-based interventions are the most minimally invasive technique used to treat heart defects. For example:

  • Arteriosis can be used for a blood or coil.
  • Atrial septal defect can be closed with different kinds of closure devices.
  • Similarly, if somebody has a leaky pulmonary valve, the valve can be replaced with a valve titration based technique.

Developing minimally invasive techniques to treat heart defects is an expanding field, but catheter-based intervention and new devices are available.

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