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Catheter can fix holes in the heart without invasive surgery.

Intracardiac septal defects are the most common congenital defects in the young. The gold standard treatment is suture-based surgical closure, requiring cardiopulmonary bypass, which can increase the risk of pump-related complications, such as brain injury from inadequate cerebral perfusion.  Open surgery has been the standard approach for internal heart defects, however, minimally invasive therapy is a potentially safer alternative with

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