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Acute thrombus formation on an Amplatzer device during transcatheter closure of an atrial septal defect in a patient with homozygous factor V Leiden mutation [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2011; 39(7): 587-590 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2011.01527

Acute thrombus formation on an Amplatzer device during transcatheter closure of an atrial septal defect in a patient with homozygous factor V Leiden mutation

Vefik Yazıcıoğlu, Müslüm Şahin, Oğuz Karaca, Muhsin Turkmen
Kartal Kosuyolu Heart And Research Hospital, Cardiology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey

A 32-year-old woman underwent transcatheter closure of a secundum type atrial septal defect with the Amplatzer device. The procedure was started under premedication with aspirin, clopidogrel, and heparin. During the procedure, a highly mobile thrombus attached to the left atrial disc of the device was detected by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). The device and the associated thrombus were successfully withdrawn and the patient was started on a combination of heparin and tirofiban infusion. The procedure was successfully completed without any recurrent thrombus formation or residual shunt. Further investigation for thrombophilia revealed homozygous factor V Leiden mutation and the patient was started on a life-long warfarin therapy. Follow-up TEE showed proper device position with no recurrent thrombus and the follow-up was uneventful.

Keywords: Anticoagulants/therapeutic use, coronary thrombosis; echocardiography, transesophageal; factor V; heart catheterization; heart septal defects, atrial/therapy; mutation.

How to cite this article
Vefik Yazıcıoğlu, Müslüm Şahin, Oğuz Karaca, Muhsin Turkmen. Acute thrombus formation on an Amplatzer device during transcatheter closure of an atrial septal defect in a patient with homozygous factor V Leiden mutation. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2011; 39(7): 587-590

Corresponding Author: Oğuz Karaca, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English


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