I found this group while searching in the net about treatment options for ASD after my 8 year old daughter was diagnosed with ASD. Its greatly illuminating to hear from other parents and patients about their experience, and help me immensely to decide on our future course of action. I am currently living in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
My daughter didn’t have any symptoms. During a routine medical screening for sports the Doctor detected OSASD measuring 11 mm X 8 mm. He said there is a shunt and mild dilation of the heart and advised us to go for catheter based device closure.
I have been researching on the net, and I understand that the most popular devise is the Amplatzer device, which is a metal one. I have a concern about having a metal piece permanently placed in my daughters heart, which has to last for several decades. There are rare reports of device moving away from its position and incomplete endothelialisation, which is a risk. From the net I read that a fully bioresorbable device from CARAG Switzerland has been approved and granted CE certification. The website says that US trials are pending.
My request to the community is to share their experience , if any, with this device. As this was approved in 2017, I guess several patients from Europe could have opted for this ?
Thanks to everyone,