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Failed endothelialisation of a percutaneous atrial septal defect closure device
  1. Z Astroulakis,
  2. A El-Gamel,
  3. J M Hill
  1. jonathan.hill{at}

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A 77-year-old woman with severe myxomatous mitral regurgitation underwent mitral valve replacement. Twenty-six months previously, she had undergone percutaneous closure of an atrial septal defect (ASD) with an Amplatzer device. At the time of surgery inspection of both sides of the septal occluder device revealed bare Nitinol wires suggesting failed …

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