ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Mid-term results of Solysafe® septal occluder for percutaneous closure of secundum atrial septal defects
Murat Muhtar Yılmazer1, Selman Vefa Yıldırım2, Timur Meşe1, Barış Güven3, Savaş Demirpençe4, Rahmi Özdemir1, Taliha Öner1, Vedide Tavlı5
1Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Behçet Uz Children’s Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Türkiye
2Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Near East University, Nycosia, Kuzey Kıbrıs TC
3Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Türkiye
4Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Çiğli Research and Medical Center, İzmir, Türkiye
5Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Private, İzmir, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2018.14343
Background: In this article, we report mid-term follow-up results of the Solysafe® septal occluder for percutaneous closure of secundum atrial septal defects.

Methods: A total of 25 patients (8 males, 17 females; mean age 8.4±3.6 years; range 5 to 12 years) who underwent percutaneous closure of secundum atrial septal defect between July 2008 and June 2010 were included in this study.

Results: The mean follow-up was 6.1±0.5 (range, 5.2 to 7.2) years. The device was successfully implanted in 22 of 25 patients. The mean stretched diameter of the atrial septal defect as assessed by balloon sizing was 13.6±4.4 (range, 8 to 26) mm. Nine 15-mm devices, eight 20-mm devices, six 25-mm devices, and two 35-mm devices were used. A 20-mm and two 35-mm devices were used in three patients and the procedure failed in these patients. Among the remaining 22 patients, no pericardial effusion, endocarditis, hemolysis, electrocardiographic changes, valvular problems, or suspicious echocardiographic findings were observed during or after the procedure. Only in one patient, a wire fraction was seen at six years, while another patient had a residual shunt during a six-year follow-up. Device embolization (n=1) and hemiparesis (n=1) were the early major complications related to the procedure.

Conclusion: Although percutaneous closure of secundum atrial septal defects is successful, it would be wiser to check the device regularly, at least once a year, as the manufacturing of the device has been discontinued due to wire fractions.

Keywords : Atrial septal defect; complication; self-centering device; transcatheter closure
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