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Tex Heart Inst J. 2012;39(5):653-6.

Transcatheter retrieval of embolized AMPLATZER Septal Occluder.

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  • 1Department of Cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226014, India. golf_pgi@yahoo.co.in

Abstract

In selected patients, transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects with the AMPLATZER Septal Occluder has yielded excellent results. However, there is a slight risk of device embolization after deployment. We report the case of a 26-year-old woman in whom an embolized AMPLATZER device was retrieved percutaneously from the right pulmonary artery. We also discuss important technical principles for managing this uncommon but potentially severe complication.

KEYWORDS:

Device removal/methods; embolization, therapeutic/instrumentation; heart catheterization/instrumentation; heart septal defects, atrial/ultrasonography; patient selection; prostheses and implants; prosthesis implantation/adverse effects; septal occluder device/adverse effects; treatment outcome

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23109760
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PMCID:
PMC3461692
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