Atrial Septum Closure

Taylor Parker

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota, USA

ASD closure is a procedure to close an atrial septal defect. This defect occurs when part of the septum, the tissue that separates the upper two heart chambers, doesn't form properly. This causes a hole in the heart that doesn't close on it's own and requires repair. A patch can be taken from the pericardium or from synthetic materials such as Dacron or Teflon.

Image was created for patient record documentation as well as research and education purposes. The purpose was to document the closure of an atrial septal defect.

Canon 5D Mark IV w/ Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L