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, vol.43, no.6, pp.541-542, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.14503/thij-15-5635
  • Journal Name: Texas Heart Institute journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.541-542
  • Keywords: Balloon occlusion/adverse effects/instrumentation/standards, device removal, heart atria/injuries, heart septal defects, atrial/therapy, minimally invasive surgical procedures/adverse effects, prostheses and implants/adverse effects, septal occluder device/adverse effects, treatment outcome, wounds, penetrating/etiology, DEVICE CLOSURE, DEFECTS, PERFORATION
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


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.