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Author Gadhinglajkar, S. ♦ Unnikrishnan, K. P. ♦ Sreedhar, Rupa ♦ Kapoor, Mukul Chandra ♦ Neema, P. K.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Therapeutics ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Critical Care
Abstract Atrial septal defect is usually closed in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory using atrial septal occluder (ASO) device. One of the complications associated with the procedure is embolisation of the device into the pulmonary artery. We are reporting two cases wherein the pulmonary embolisation of ASO device occurred during the procedure in one patient and in the early post-procedure period in another; both were retrieved surgically. We are also describing the haemodynamic consequences of this complication and the role of intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography during surgical retrieval of the device.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Journal Annals of cardiac anaesthesia
Volume Number 12
Issue Number 1
Page Count 33
Starting Page 8
Ending Page 40