Usefulness of three-dimensional echocardiographic reconstruction of the Amplatzer septal occluder in patients undergoing atrial septal closure

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Abstract

Eighty-eight patients referred for transcatheter closure of atrial septal or patent foramen ovale defects underwent 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography to correlate preclosure anatomy with the morphology and positioning of the atrial septal occluder. Despite the effectiveness of the trancatheter closure and absence of complications, 2 linear indentations of the aortic root by the 2 discs of the device were clearly demonstrated in 16 cases, suggesting caution in the choice of very large occluders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1343-1347
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume94
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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