Kurt Amplatz Center for Patient Education

Dr. Amplatz
Dr. Kurt Amplatz, examines the first occlusion device braider.

AMPLATZER occlusion devices are designed for the treatment of structural heart defects and vascular abnormalities.

AGA Medical was founded in 1995 by Dr. Kurt Amplatz, world-renowned University of Minnesota Radiology professor and researcher. His commitment to education and research led to the invention of the line of AMPLATZER occlusion devices. On November 18, 2010, St. Jude Medical welcomed AGA Medical Corporation and the AMPLATZERĀ® line of products to its Cardiovascular Division.

St. Jude Medical is proud to continue the legacy of Dr. Amplatz, providing patients, their families and the public with educational opportunities and to increase the awareness and provide solutions for those suffering from structural heart defects or in need of vascular therapy.


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Amplatzer Products
5050 Nathan Lane North
Plymouth, MN 55442
Toll Free: 1-888-546-4407
Phone: 1-763-513-9227
Fax: 1-763-513-9226