Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions 2014, Vol 1, Num 1 Page(s): 006-008
Surgical treatment of two different interventional cardiological complications at the same patient

Mustafa Seren,1 Ömer Faruk Çiçek,2 Ali Cemal Düzgün,1 Salih Fehmi Katırcıoğlu1

1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Keywords: Atrial septal defect; complication; occluder
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. Herein, we report a case who developed two different complications due to an invasive cardiology intervention at different times. One of them was device embolization after transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect and the other was right ventricle perforation due to late pericardial tamponade-related percutaneous pericardiocentesis. Both complications associated with percutaneous intervention were surgically treated.
DOI : 10.5606/e-cvsi.2014.166