Chronic embolization of an atrial septal occluder device: Percutaneous or surgical retrieval? A case report

Gian Paolo Ussia, Raul Abella, Giuseppe Pome, Plinio Obregon Vilchez, Francesco De Luca, Alessandro Frigiola, Mario Carminati

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Abstract

Percutaneous closure of secundum atrial septal defects may be complicated by immediate or late device embolization. Percutaneous retrieval techniques are usually successful even if sometimes surgery is required. The optimal selection of an atrial septal defect and the choice of appropriate device sizes are fundamental to reduce the incidence of embolization. We describe a case of late device embolization occurring two years after transcatheter atrial septal defect closure and for which percutaneous retrieval was unsuccessfully attempted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

Keywords

  • Atrial septal defects
  • Devices
  • Embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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