Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 1269–1271

De Novo Thrombus on an Atrial Septal Defect Device 3 Years After Its Implantation

  • Olawale O. Olabiyi
  • David L. S. Morales
  • Wayne J. Franklin
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00246-012-0379-4

Cite this article as:
Olabiyi, O.O., Morales, D.L.S. & Franklin, W.J. Pediatr Cardiol (2013) 34: 1269. doi:10.1007/s00246-012-0379-4
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Abstract

The secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) is noted to occur in 1 per 1,500 live births and is the fourth most common congenital heart defect (CHD) [Anzai et al. in Am J Cardiol 93:426–431, 2004]. Early complications with percutaneous closure of secundum ASDs include device malposition and embolization, arrhythmias (primarily atrial fibrillation), pericardial effusion, residual shunt, and thrombus development on the left atrial disk [Chessa et al. in J Am Coll Cardiol 39:1061–1065, 2002, Co-Burn and William in Moss and Adams’ Heart disease in infants, children and adolescents including fetus and young adults. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, 1995]. We present a patient with a very late complication of device thrombus after percutaneous secundum ASD device closure.

Keywords

Atrial septal defect Atrial septal defect device Atrial septal defect device thrombus Cardiology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olawale O. Olabiyi
    • 1
  • David L. S. Morales
    • 2
  • Wayne J. Franklin
    • 1
  1. 1.The Lillie Frank Abercrombie Section of Cardiology, Department of PediatricsTexas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Section of Congenital Heart Surgery, Department of SurgeryTexas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA