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Hemolytic hyperbilirubinemia after percutaneous device closure of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm: a disregarded complication.
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PMID:  23336887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Surgical repair of a left ventricular pseudoaneurysm is challenging. Percutaneous closure with an AMPLATZER Septal Occluder (AGA Medical Corporation, Golden Valley, MN) has evolved to be an effective alternative to conventional surgery with less complication. We report a case of severe hemolytic hyperbilirubinemia and acute renal failure after percutaneous left ventricular pseudoaneurysm endoprothesis repair, which required conventional surgical repair through a left thoracotomy to treat this complication. The rationale and results of such an off-the-label usage of AMPLATZER Septal Occluder were reexamined. Residual leakages were not rare findings in the reviewed literature. The indications for this approach should be individualized.
Meng-Ta Tsai; Cheng-Che Tseng; Chung-Dann Kan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  707-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2013 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, National Cheng Kung University Hospital and College of Medicine, Tainan, Taiwan.
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