Successful Retrieval of embolized atrial septal defect occluder and patent foramen ovale closure device using novel coronary wire trap technique

Alireza Khosravi, Ahmad Mirdamadi, Mohammad Reza Movahed

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Abstract

The use of atrial septal device occluders can lead to device embolization. This major complication can occur due to loose margins, deficient aorta, or thin and floppy posterior rim. Device embolization most often occurs after device release, and retrieval is essential. Many devices, including snare and bioptome, have been utilized for retrieval. However, performing these procedures can be difficult and time consuming. Failure to retrieve the embolized device requires open heart surgery. We report a novel and easy to perform method, “coronary wire trap technique,” in the event of retrieval failure using conventionally available devices and snare, thereby preventing open-heart surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-192
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume92
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2018

Keywords

  • ASD closure
  • ASD occluder device
  • PFO
  • atrial septal defect
  • patent foramen ovale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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