Left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion can be employed as an alternative treatment to oral anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation to prevent embolic events. Atrial septal defect (ASD) may be related with right heart dysfunction and allow paradoxical embolism to occur. However, occlusion of both LAA through atrial access with ostium secundum ASD and ASD in the same setting is unusual. Therefore, we report a case in which a LAA and an ASD was sequentially occluded.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported by the Cardiovascular Research Center, Seoul, Korea and Dr. Jung-Sun Kim is a consultant for Am-platzer cardiac plug, St. Jude Medical.
© Yonsei University College of Medicine 2017.
- Atrial fibrillation
- Atrial septal defect occlusion
- Left atrial appendage occlusion