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Incomplete endothelialisation of an Amplatzer Septal Occluder device followed by meningitis and late acute bacterial endocarditis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 December 2015

Jacek Białkowski
Affiliation:
Department of Congenital Heart Diseases and Pediatric Cardiology, Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze, Poland
Szymon Pawlak
Affiliation:
Department of Transplantology and Cardiac Surgery, Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze, Poland
Paweł Banaszak*
Affiliation:
Department of Congenital Heart Diseases and Pediatric Cardiology, Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze, Poland
*Corresponding
Correspondence to: P. Banaszak, Department of Congenital Heart Diseases and Pediatric Cardiology, Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, Medical University of Silesia, Curie-Sklodowskiej 9, 41-800 Zabrze, Poland. Tel/Fax: +48 32 2713401; E-mail: rhplus@op.pl

Abstract

A 19-year-old woman with atrial septal defect treated percutaneously with an Amplatzer Septal Occluder 24 months earlier, who presented with a history of bacterial meningitis, was admitted with a diagnosis of endocarditis. After 6 weeks of treatment with antibiotics, the incompletely endothelialised occluder was surgically removed. The present report illustrates the need for long-term follow-up of patients who have received nitinol wire mesh occluders.

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