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Late cardiac perforation after transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale mimicking acute type a aortic dissection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20417804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a rare case of late cardiac perforation after percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale with the Cardia Star device (Cardia, Gent, Belgium), which presented as acute pericardial tamponade and was initially misdiagnosed as acute type A aortic dissection. The clinical course was dramatic in our patient and might have resulted in sudden death without prompt surgical treatment. The clinicians involved in treating a patient with acute, unexplained cardiac tamponade should be aware of late cardiac perforation occurring after percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure.
Evaldas Girdauskas; Mahmoud Diab; Maria-Anna Secknus; Michael A Borger; Thomas Kuntze
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-26     Completed Date:  2010-06-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1649-51     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center, Zentralklinik Bad Berka, Leipzig, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / diagnosis*,  etiology
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / diagnosis*,  etiology
Balloon Occlusion / adverse effects*,  instrumentation,  methods
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods
Cardiac Tamponade / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery
Critical Illness
Device Removal
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography, Doppler
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Emergency Treatment
Foramen Ovale, Patent / diagnosis,  therapy*
Heart Catheterization / methods
Heart Injuries / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Risk Assessment
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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