AGA Medical Corporation AGA Medical Corporation

Zahid Amin, MD

Director, Cardiac Catheterization and Hybrid Suites
Rush Center for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease
      RUSH University Medical Center
      Chicago, Illinois

"Device embolization is one of the most feared complications of ASD closure. Let’s evaluate what anatomical features of atrial septum and types of defects will increase the risk of device embolization. If device has embolized, when is it feasible to retrieve the device percutaneously, what to use to retrieve the device and when to send the patient to the OR?"

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Embolization of AMPLATZER® Atrial Occluder Devices:
From Prevention to Retrieval

July 13, 2009
7:00 AM EDT
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Transcatheter devices to close structural heart defects including Atrial Septal Defects (ASDs) have provided a widespread alternative to surgery. Current devices such as the AMPLATZER® Septal Occluder and AMPLATZER Cribriform Occluder have high rates of technical success. However, the embolization of a device is still a possibility. Embolization may be avoided in most situations by recognizing potential features that increase the risk. If a device does embolize, it is still possible to successfully retrieve the device percutaneously by having a few tools at the ready. Dr. Zahid Amin will discuss these techniques and show several cases including successful device retrieval.

This webinar program will include:
  • Anatomical features or types of defects which may suggest that embolization risk is high
  • What to do once an embolization has occurred: cath lab retrieval or surgery
  • What you should have in your cath lab supply to deal with embolization situations
  • Case study examples of several different scenarios
 
Transcatheter devices to close structural heart defects including Atrial Septal Defects (ASDs) have provided a widespread alternative to surgery. Current devices such as the AMPLATZER® Septal Occluder and AMPLATZER Cribriform Occluder have high rates of technical success. However, the embolization of a device is still a possibility. Embolization may be avoided in most situations by recognizing potential features that increase the risk. If a device does embolize, it is still possible to successfully retrieve the device percutaneously by having a few tools at the ready. Dr. Zahid Amin will discuss these techniques and show several cases including successful device retrieval.

This webinar program will include:
  • Anatomical features or types of defects which may suggest that embolization risk is high
  • What to do once an embolization has occurred: cath lab retrieval or surgery
  • What you should have in your cath lab supply to deal with embolization situations
  • Case study examples of several different scenarios

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