Acute Ballooning of a Cardioform Septal Occluder During Percutaneous Closure of an Iatrogenic Atrial Septal Defect

Mohamad Alkhouli, Fahad Alqahtani, Donald Siddoway, Matthew Ellison
2019 Structural Heart  
We describe a patient with severe, symptomatic platypnea-orthodeoxia after an atrial fibrillation ablation leading to an iatrogenic atrial septal defect. The shunt was initially closed with Amplatzer PFO occluder, however with continued symptoms and brisk flow through the device, an alternative solution had to be devised. After removal of the device and placement of a Gore Cardioform septal occluder sealed the defect, alleviating symptoms almost instantaneously. To our knowledge, this is the
more » ... dge, this is the first such case reported.
doi:10.1080/24748706.2019.1593568 fatcat:zaqc4b4v6vgjtgfltwwkjm6c54