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BY 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter September 18, 2019

Characterization of Atrial Septal Defect Occluders by right and left atrial pull-out forces

  • Markus Brudsche EMAIL logo , Bruno Ismer and Nikolaus A. Haas


Occluders made of the shape memory alloy Nitinol are commonly used to close Atrial Septal Defects (ASD). Until now, standard parameters are missing defining the mechanical properties of these implants. In this study, we developed a special measuring setup for the determination of the mechanical properties of customly available occluders (i.e. Occlutech Figulla® Flex II 29ASD12 and AGA AMPLATZER™ 9-ASD-012).

Published Online: 2019-09-18
Published in Print: 2019-09-01

© 2019 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Public License.

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