Percutaneous Retrieval of an Amplatzer Septal Occluder Device that had migrated to the Aortic Arch
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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 , and comprising approximately 6–10% of all congenital cardiac defects . 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 , but percutaneous placement of an occluder device has been the preferred treatment for several years . 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 . 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 . However, percutaneous occluder device placement has largely replaced surgery when the patient is incapable of withstanding a major procedure, when the septal...
KeywordsSeptal Defect Atrial Septal Defect Occluder Device Atrial Septal Defect Closure Percutaneous Closure
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