CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 430–433 | Cite as

Percutaneous Retrieval of an Amplatzer Septal Occluder Device that had migrated to the Aortic Arch

  • Marcelo Guimaraes
  • Cole E. Denton
  • Renan Uflacker
  • Claudio Schonholz
  • Bayne SelbyJr
  • Christopher Hannegan
Letter to the Editor

The secundum type atrial septal defect (ASD) is a relatively common finding in the general population, occurring at a reported rate of 3.78 per 100,000 live births [1], and comprising approximately 6–10% of all congenital cardiac defects [2]. When faced with a symptomatic ASD, there are several methods of treatment available. Open surgery with occlusion of the ASD is the time-honored treatment [3], but percutaneous placement of an occluder device has been the preferred treatment for several years [4]. The choice for the closure method is mainly based on the severity of symptoms, the underlying medical condition, cardiovascular anatomy [5, 6], and the size of the septal defect [7]. Surgical repair has been practiced for more than 50 years and often is preferred when the ASD size is larger and the symptoms are more severe [3]. However, percutaneous occluder device placement has largely replaced surgery when the patient is incapable of withstanding a major procedure, when the septal...


Septal Defect Atrial Septal Defect Occluder Device Atrial Septal Defect Closure Percutaneous Closure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcelo Guimaraes
    • 1
  • Cole E. Denton
    • 2
  • Renan Uflacker
    • 1
  • Claudio Schonholz
    • 1
  • Bayne SelbyJr
    • 1
  • Christopher Hannegan
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Vascular and Interventional RadiologyMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.College of MedicineUniversity of ToledoToledoUSA

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