Percutaneous Retrieval of Dislodged Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Devices through the Transseptal Approach

Sang Yeub Lee, Jin-Seok Kim, Seung Yong Shin, Hong Euy Lim

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Abstract

Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion is a promising treatment option in patients with atrial fibrillation who have a high risk of embolic stroke and are not eligible for chronic oral anticoagulation therapy. This procedure, however, can induce several complications. Device embolization can result in a serious situation, requiring immediate and safe device removal. We report two cases in which dislodged LAA occlusion devices were flitting in the left atrium or entrapped in the mitral valve leaflets and were successfully retrieved through a transseptal approach without complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-906
Number of pages4
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume39
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 1

Keywords

  • atrial fibrillation
  • embolism
  • percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion
  • percutaneous retrieval

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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