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Surgical management of embolized Amplatzer septal occluder into the left ventricle tangled with the mitral valve
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  • Jose Manuel Martínez-Comendador,
  • Elio Martín,
  • Javier Gualis,
  • Mario Castaño
Jose Manuel Martínez-Comendador
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Elio Martín
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Javier Gualis
Hospital Universitario de León
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Mario Castaño
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Peer review status:ACCEPTED

14 Apr 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
18 Apr 2020Submission Checks Completed
18 Apr 2020Assigned to Editor
18 Apr 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
24 Apr 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
24 Apr 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major
25 Apr 20201st Revision Received
30 Apr 2020Submission Checks Completed
30 Apr 2020Assigned to Editor
30 Apr 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
01 May 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 May 2020Editorial Decision: Accept

Abstract

Device embolization is a rare major complication of atrial septal defect percutaneous closures that requires surgical management if non-invasive retrieval fails. We report a symptomatic delayed embolization of an Amplatzer septal occluder device into the left ventricle outflow tract tangled with the mitral valve, complicated with ventricular arrhythmias and cardiac tamponade during percutaneous retrieval attempt. Emergent surgical treatment was performed, requiring combined approach through the right atrium and the aorta for surgical removal.