Late Infective Endocarditis Associated with an Atrial Septal Defect Occluder Device

Mejía Sanjuanelo, Ana Milena and Manzur Barbur, María Carolina and Martínez-Ávila, María Cristina and García Domínguez, Juan Camilo (2022) Late Infective Endocarditis Associated with an Atrial Septal Defect Occluder Device. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 9 (3). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2284-2594

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The Amplatzer septal occluder is one of several percutaneous devices used for the closure of secundum atrial septal defects. The main complications are related to the procedure, with infection being the least common. We present the case of a 67-year-old woman with a secundum atrial septal defect, who, 3 years after repair with an Amplatzer occluder, was admitted with sepsis and bacteraemia following recent hospitalization in an intensive care unit. Transoesophageal echocardiography showed the presence of a mobile echogenic structure in the left atrium suggestive of a vegetation. Few cases of late endocarditis involving the Amplatzer device have been reported, even though partial endothelization is one of the risk factors. There are no guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis or management of this complication.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Late endocarditis, Amplatzer, atrial septal defect, transoesophageal echocardiography
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2022 13:13
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2022 13:13

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