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The efficiency and safety of percutaneous closure of secundum atrial septal defects with the Occlutech Figulla device: initial clinical experience.
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PMID:  20675996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the efficiency and safety of the Occlutech Figulla device in percutaneous closure of secundum atrial septal defects (ASD).
STUDY DESIGN: The study included 28 patients (17 women, 11 men; mean age 43 years) who underwent percutaneous transcatheter closure using the Occlutech Figulla device for secundum ASDs causing a hemodynamically significant shunt. Defect size was estimated by transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal (TEE) echocardiography, and also by balloon sizing in nine patients. The patients were followed-up for six months and were examined by TTE.
RESULTS: The mean defect size was 20.3+/-2.1 mm on TTE, 22.1+/-1.9 mm on TEE, and 24.2+/-2.4 mm on balloon sizing. The mean device size was 26.8+/-3.6 mm (range 6 to 36 mm). The mean procedure time was 44.7+/-21.4 minutes. The device was placed successfully in all the patients. A small residual flow was seen immediately after device placement in three patients (10.7%), which disappeared in two patients at three months, and in one patient at six months. During the procedure, complications were seen in four patients (14.3%), including transient sinus tachycardia in three patients (10.7%) and acute atrial fibrillation in one patient (3.6%). At six months, all the patients were asymptomatic. No ischemic stroke, cardiac perforation, device erosion, embolization, thrombus formation, or malposition of the device were observed.
CONCLUSION: The Occlutech Figulla occluder is a safe and efficient device to close secundum ASDs. It may be preferred especially in patients with a high risk for thrombus formation.
Erdoğan Ilkay; Fehmi Kaçmaz; Ozcan Ozeke; Rahşan Sarper Turan; Sakine Firat; Kutluk Pampal; Esra Ozer; Selçuk Bilgin
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği arşivi : Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin yayın organıdır     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1016-5169     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-02     Completed Date:  2010-11-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9426239     Medline TA:  Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Mesa Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / etiology
Blood Flow Velocity
Echocardiography, Transesophageal / instrumentation
Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation,  methods
Heart Catheterization / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / pathology,  therapy*,  ultrasonography
Tachycardia / etiology
Treatment Outcome

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