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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 110-111

Emergent Surgical Removal of a Misplaced Amplatzer Device from Right Atrium


Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, S.M.S. Medical College and Group of Hospitals, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Mohit Sharma
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, S.M.S. Medical College and Group of Hospitals, Jaipur, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-449X.146618

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Surgery is the standard procedure for closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs). Recently, percutaneous transcatheter procedures emerged as therapeutic alternatives for closure of both ASDs and patent foramen ovale. Here, we report a 21-year-old young female underwent ASD closure using an Amplatzer device, unfortunately, however the device misplaced to the right atrium during procedure. Percutaneous extraction of the device was failed; patient was taken for immediate surgical intervention in cardiogenic shock. Amplatzer device was removed surgically on cardiopulmonary bypass successfully, patient recovered well.


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