Radiologic findings of 2 commonly used cardiac septal occluders with clinical correlation

Jin Hwan Kim, Marilyn J. Siegel, Jeffrey A. Goldstein, Fernando R. Gutierrez, John M. Lasala

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Abstract

Transcatheter closure of an atrial septal defect, patent foramen ovale, or post-myocardial infarction ventricular septal defect has become a safe and effective alternative to medical and surgical therapy. Although the use of transcatheter closure of septal defects is becoming increasingly more popular, there are few reports of the radiographic appearance of the closure devices. We report the chest radiographic findings in 36 patients after transcatheter closure of septal defects with Amplatzer or CardioSEAL occluders in an effort to aid radiologists in recognizing the appearances of these devices and enable them to confirm proper positioning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-189
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003

Keywords

  • Prosthesis
  • Septal occluder-conventional radiography-heart

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