ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Device embolization associated with percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect
Ali Kemal Gür
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Van Regional Training and Research Hospital, Van, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6663
Atrial septal defect (ASD) is one of the most common congenital cardiac anomalies in adulthood. In this article, we report a 28-year-old female case of a device embolization due to the migration of the device to the main pulmonary artery which was detected one day later during repeated echocardiography after the percutaneous closure of the ASD. The patient who was diagnosed with device embolization was immediately operated. The device was removed through a longitudinal incision to the pulmonary artery and ASD was closed with a pericardial patch. The patient who experienced no complications in the postoperative period was discharged with recovery on the fifth postoperative day.
Keywords : Atrial septal defect; device embolization; emergency surgery
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