Percutaneous closure of left ventricular-to-right atrial fistula after prosthetic mitral valve rereplacement using the Amplatzer duct occluder

Allison K. Cabalka, Donald J. Hagler, Farouk Mookadam, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran, R. Scott Wright

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Abstract

A 70-year-old female with a history of rheumatic heart disease underwent rereplacement of mitral valve mechanical prosthesis in May 2003. Seven months later, she presented with progressive exertional dyspnea, exercise intolerance, and a new holosystolic/diastolic murmur. Echocardiography confirmed a large shunt through a fistula in the inferior limbus of the atrial septum with left ventricular-to-right atrial communication. We report the novel use of the Amplatzer duct occluder for closure of the fistulous tract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)522-527
Number of pages6
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005

Keywords

  • Amplatzer duct occluder
  • Interventional cardiac catheterization
  • Left ventricular-to-right atrial fistula
  • Mitral valve prosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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