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Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
Tulip malformation of the left atrial disc in the lifetech cera ASD device: A novel complication of percutaneous ASD closure†
Article first published online: 12 DEC 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 79, Issue 4, pages 675–677, 1 March 2012
How to Cite
Hayes, N. and Rosenthal, E. (2012), Tulip malformation of the left atrial disc in the lifetech cera ASD device: A novel complication of percutaneous ASD closure. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 79: 675–677. doi: 10.1002/ccd.23246
- Issue published online: 17 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 12 DEC 2011
- Accepted manuscript online: 29 JUL 2011 11:13AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 APR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 13 APR 2011
- atrial septal defect;
- cardiac catheter intervention;
- device complication
A previously unreported tulip-like malformation of the left atrial disc was encountered during percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect (ASD) using the LifeTech Cera ASD device, requiring snare assistance to permit recapture into the delivery sheath. This was likely to be as a result of attempting to recapture the left atrial disc whilst it remained in contact with some part of the atrial septum or left atrial wall. To help avoid this, it is recommended to ensure complete intracavity positioning of the Cera device prior to retrieval into the sheath. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.