Subacute endocarditis of an atrial septal closure device in a patient with a patent foramen ovale

Seth B. Krantz, Jennifer S. Lawton

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Abstract

The role of transcatheter closure of a patent foramen ovale for cryptogenic stroke remains controversial. The most common complications include atrial arrhythmia and bleeding. Infectious complications are exceedingly rare. We describe a 37-year-old man with a history of transient ischemic attacks and a patent foramen ovale who underwent transcatheter closure, complicated by subacute endocarditis of the completely endothelialized device 2 years after placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1821-1823
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume98
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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