Rezzan Deniz Acar, Müslüm Şahin, Mustafa Bulut, Burak Öztürkeri, Mehmet Fatih Yılmaz, Mustafa Yıldız, Muhsin Türkmen, Cevat Kırma

Keywords: Atrial septal defect, patent foramen ovale; percutaneous closure technique


Introduction: Atrial septal defect (ASD) is the most common congenital anomaly in adults. The aim of this study was to assess the operation success of percutaneous closure of ASD and patent foramen ovale (PFO) and the short-term results based on our experience.Patients and Methods: Patients with ASD and PFO in whom percutaneous intervention was performed were evaluated retrospectively. Minor and major complication rates, success rate and short-term outcomes of the procedure were assessed.Results: The overall success rate of the procedure was 96.9%. The minor complication rate was 2.7%. There were no major complication and in-hospital deaths. Left atrium volume and pulmonary artery pressure were decreased significantly after the closure of the septal defects. Two patient in whom percutaneous ASD closure was performed had a residual shunt. One patient developed minimal pericardial effusion and one had mild fever following the procedure.Conclusion: The results of our series confirm that percutaneous closure of septal defects is an effective and safe technique according to the short term results and complication rates when it is performed in selected patients.