Late Cardiac Rupture after Amplatzer Septal Occluder Implantation.

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Arnaz A. , Turkekul Y., Yalcinbas Y., Saygili A., Sarioglu T.

Texas Heart Institute journal, cilt.43, sa.6, ss.541-542, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14503/thij-15-5635
  • Dergi Adı: Texas Heart Institute journal
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.541-542


Transcatheter device implantation has become an attractive alternative to surgery in the closure of atrial septal defects in selected patients. However, it can lead to early and late sequelae, some of them life threatening. For example, 79 days before her admission to our emergency department with sudden-onset respiratory distress and respiratory arrest (leading to cardiac tamponade and rupture), a 22-year-old woman had undergone percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect. We describe the damage and its treatment.