Viliam Fridrich, Stanislav Mizera, Iveta Šimková
Authors describe current possibilities of catheterized closure of atrial septal defect and incidence and clinical picture of patients with atrial septal defect. They present noninvasive and invasive diagnosis of the congenital defect as well as criteria for radical solution. They describe particular catheterisation techniques for closure of atrial septal defects. At the end of the article they describe their own experience with closure using Amplatz device.