Traumatic Atrial Septal Defect Repair via Primary Endovascular Suture Method: Case Report and Operative Technique.
We report a case of a 20-year-old male with no prior medical history who was found to have an atrial septal defect on echocardiography following a motor vehicle accident (MVA). The patient underwent primary percutaneous defect closure using the NobleStitch EL (Heartstitch, Fountain Valley, California) cardiovascular suturing system with intra-operative Doppler echocardiogram showing no residual shunt or color flow. There were no operative complications. At five months follow-up, the patient reported no symptoms from the procedure. In the case of traumatic atrial septal defect repair, the NobleStitch EL system may be utilized as an alternative to open heart surgery.
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Toledo, S., Wang, C., Satyadi, M., Keita, P., Nobles, A., Misselbeck, T., & Kluck, B. (2023). Traumatic Atrial Septal Defect Repair via Primary Endovascular Suture Method: Case Report and Operative Technique. Cureus, 15(1), e33679. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.33679
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Residents, Fellows and Residents, USF-LVHN SELECT Program, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Faculty, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Students