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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.14503/thij-15-5635
  • Title of Journal : Texas Heart Institute journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.