Delayed perforation of a transcatheter patent foramen ovale occluder 10 years after implantation

Keti Vitanova, Julie Cleuziou, Manfred Vogt, Christian Nöbauer, Christian Schreiber, Rüdiger Lange, Bernhard Voss

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Abstract

To date, closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) by the transcatheter technique is the preferred method, and an operation with cardiopulmonary bypass is reserved for special indications. Although different closure devices are used with high efficacy, adverse events after transcatheter PFO closure have been reported. We describe an unusual case of a cardiac perforation occurring 10 years after transcatheter PFO closure. The device was explanted surgically, and the interatrial communication was closed with a polytetrafluoroethylene patch.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)700-701
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume99
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2015

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