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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 76-78

An Interesting Case Report of Unexpected VSD Device Embolization and its Challenging Percutaneous Retrieval

Department of Cardiology, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Hessarghatta, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Vinod Raghunath Revankar
Department of Cardiology, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Hessarghatta Main Road, Bangalore - 560 090, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-449X.157278

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Device closure of Ventricular septal defect (VSD) is gaining popularity as a preferred method of treatment in suitable patients. The decreased morbidity and mortality associated with the procedure as compared to open heart surgery is the main reason behind this. Device embolization is a dreaded complication that occurs rarely with this procedure. While surgical retrieval of the device is preferred at most centres, the device can be retrieved per cutaneously by employing suitable maneuvers. We are reporting a case where we successfully retrieved an embolized ADOII device in our patient. We intend to emphasize the need for thorough pre operative assessment of the patient before proceeding with device closure in order to prevent this complication from occurring.

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