We offer the device closure in Sikar to our heart patients. At Dr. Subhash Dukiya Heart Centre we take care of our every patient.

What is a Device Closure?

Closure devices are used to close a defect or an opening between the right and left sides of the heart. A metal device is surgically placed in the place where there is a hole in a heart, in order to maintain the heart’s performance. Some of these birth defects are located in the wall (septum) between the upper chambers (atria) of the heart:

  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)


The device closure procedure will use as a reparative surgery is known as transcatheter closure, although it is done for a reparable hole and this is not the only treatment for hole closures. When compared to other surgeries, it is a less invasive surgery.


Before the surgery starts, a patient is administered with IV and intravenous medicines are started. The person has leads attached to his chest for ECG. The person’s groin/arm area is cleaned and a plastic thin tube called a catheter will be inserted through that area. Meanwhile, the patient is given sedatives for relaxation purposes and local anesthesia, but they will be awake and conscious throughout the procedure.

A contrast dye would be injected into the arteries so as to get an idea of the heart chambers and the size of the hole. If required, an echocardiogram or transoesophageal echocardiogram is also taken.

After the size of the hole is determined, a special catheter is administered in the arteries which carry a small metallic mesh-like closing device. This device is then fitted in the hole and then released by the catheter. This catheter is then taken out, eventually, heart tissue develops on the closure device, thus making it a part of the heart itself.


When the catheter is taken out, suturing of the area is done or heavy bandaging, as required. The patient is kept in the hospital for a day or two. The patient can resume their routine a week after the doctor’s advice. They are advised to maintain a healthy lifestyle which includes exercising, maintaining a good diet, and regular cardiac checkups.