Late cardiac perforation following transcatheter atrial septal defect closure

Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Apr;77(4):1435-7. doi: 10.1016/S0003-4975(03)00901-9.


Transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) has become an alternative to surgery. We present a patient with hemodynamic collapse secondary to cardiac perforation occurring 6-months after the placement of an Amplatzer Septal Occluder and discuss the utilization/complications of this device.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cardiac Catheterization* / adverse effects
  • Female
  • Heart Atria / injuries*
  • Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Prostheses and Implants / adverse effects*
  • Wounds, Penetrating / etiology*