Interatrial septal closure devices and aortic perforation: a note of caution.

@article{Schoen2009InteratrialSC,
  title={Interatrial septal closure devices and aortic perforation: a note of caution.},
  author={Steffen P. Schoen and Stefan Wiedeman and Manja Bock and Utz W Kappert and Ruth H. Strasser},
  journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={E39-41}
}
Percutaneous defect closure is well established in patients with a symptomatic patent foramen ovale (PFO). Despite a safe interventional procedure, severe complications have been described during device implantation or follow up. Two patients are described whose cases may serve to warn of an unusual complication associated with a closure device. Several… CONTINUE READING