Amplatzer septal occluder-induced arrhythmias

Tsyr Yuh Ho, Ming Chih Tsai, Pi Chang Lee, Jen Her Lu, Chi Ming Liang, Chung Chang Laura Meng, Betau Hwang

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Many complications associated with the transcatheter procedure to implant the Amplatzer septal occluder (ASO) device have emerged in the past 5 years. We discuss 2 examples here. In case 1, the ASO device was 3 mm larger than the balloon-stretched diameter. In case 2, the ASO device was the same size as the balloon-stretched diameter. One week after their discharge from the hospital, a complete atrioventricular block was detected in case 1, and complex arrhythmias consisting of atrial flutter and variable degrees of atrioventricular nodal conductions were recorded in case 2. We report our treatment of these patients and their full recovery to normal sinus rhythm at 3-week (case 1) and 6-week (case 2) follow-up examinations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial flutter
  • Complete atrioventricular block
  • Complication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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