This volume provides state-of-the-art information on the wide array of transcatheter implantable devices used to treat non-coronary cardiovascular disease in adults and children. The book describes each device, discusses indications for implantation and results, and presents alternative management strategies where applicable. The contributing authors are international experts in interventional cardiology, and many are inventors of particular devices or methods. Major sections cover occlusion of atrial septal defects; closure of patent ductus arteriosus; closure of congenital and post-myocardial infarction ventricular septal defects; and use of intravascular stents for congenital and acquired stenotic vascular obstructive lesions. Coverage includes the role of echocardiography.