Author(s): Pitcher A, Schrale RG, Mitchell AR, Ormerod O
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Abstract We report the successful percutaneous closure of an iatrogenic atrial septal defect in a 71-year-old woman. The patient had undergone mitral valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting, followed by redo surgery to repair a para-valvular mitral leak. Post-operatively she remained significantly limited by dyspnoea. Repeat transoesophageal echocardiography documented a large iatrogenic atrial septal defect. The patient underwent percutaneous, trans-femoral closure of the defect using the Helex septal occluder (W.L. Gore, Newark, Delaware, USA) with dramatic clinical improvement.
This article was published in Eur J Echocardiogr
and referenced in Journal of Vascular Medicine & Surgery