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WCC 2017-C-103: Emergency Surgical Retrieval of Embolized Atrial Septal Defect Closure Device from Left Atrium
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With the introduction of technological improvements, invasive cardiologic interventions have become increasingly used alternatives to surgery. Despite its numerous benefits, serious and potentially life-threatening complications of invasive cardiology interventions may occur. 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 dislodgement of the device. We present a case of percutaneous trans catheter closure of an ostium secundum atrial septal defect in a 21 years old female, complicated by device dislodgement to the left atrium necessitating emergency surgical retrieval.