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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 1032801, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1032801
Case Report

Successful Percutaneous Retrieval of Embolized Septal Occluder Device from Aortic Arch and Placement of a Newer Septal Occluder Device in Combined Procedure

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, USA

Received 25 October 2016; Accepted 14 December 2016

Academic Editor: Ramazan Akdemir

Copyright © 2016 Natraj Katta et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Embolization of the Amplatzer Septal Occluder (ASO) device (St. Jude Medical, Minnesota) after percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) is a rare and potentially catastrophic complication. Percutaneous retrieval of the embolized device is gaining ground as an acceptable method, although these patients are usually subsequently referred for open surgical closure of the ASD. We present a unique case of percutaneous retrieval embolized ASO device and placement of newer larger ASO device in a single procedure.