Simultaneous closure of a left atrial appendage through an atrial septal defect and the atrial septal defect

Shinjeong Song, Oh Hyun Lee, Jung Sun Kim, In Jeong Cho, Chi Young Shim, Geu Ru Hong, Hui Nam Pak, Yangsoo Jang

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Abstract

Left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion can be employed as an alternative treatment to oral anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation to prevent embolic events. Atrial septal defect (ASD) may be related with right heart dysfunction and allow paradoxical embolism to occur. However, occlusion of both LAA through atrial access with ostium secundum ASD and ASD in the same setting is unusual. Therefore, we report a case in which a LAA and an ASD was sequentially occluded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1237-1240
Number of pages4
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume58
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by the Cardiovascular Research Center, Seoul, Korea and Dr. Jung-Sun Kim is a consultant for Am-platzer cardiac plug, St. Jude Medical.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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