Resolution of heart block after surgical removal of an amplatzer device.


A large secundum atrial septal defect in a 4-year-old child was closed by percutaneous placement of an Amplatzer septal occluder (AGA Medical Corporation, Plymouth, MN). After device placement, complete heart block developed that did not resolve after 3 days of medical management. The patient subsequently underwent surgical removal of the device and suture… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.09.089


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