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Embolization of immediate release transcatheter patch for atrial septal defect occlusion: the causes and the pitfalls to avoid.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22388318     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report embolization of a bioabsorbable immediate-release patch for closure of atrial septal defect into left atrium with forward movement into and out of the mitral valve during each cardiac cycle. The dislodged device was ultimately explanted by a surgical operation and the defect was closed. We discuss causes and recommend tips to prevent such a serious potential complication. We also suggest some modifications to the device for making it more safe and effective.
Authors:
Elaheh Malakan Rad; Paridokht Nakhostin Davari; Hojjat Mortezaeian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E60-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Children's Medical Center (Pediatrics Center of Excellence), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), No. 62, Dr. Gharib's Street, End of Keshavarz Boulevard, Tehran 1419733151, P.O. Box: 14155-6386 Iran. erad@tums.ac.ir and emalakanrad@gmail.com.
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