Scientific article
Case report

Late tamponade secondary to aortic root perforation by BioSTAR septal closure device

Published inThe annals of thoracic surgery, vol. 91, no. 2, p. 604-606
Publication date2011

We report a patient who presented with pericardial tamponade 9 months after percutaneous closure of a patent foramen ovale using a BioSTAR septal closure device (NMT Medical, Boston, MA). During the operation, bleeding was observed on the posterior aortic root caused by a nonendothelialized strut. The device was explanted, followed by pericardial patch aortoplasty and patch closure of the patent foramen ovale. This report presents a case of late tamponade related to the new-generation bioabsorbable BioSTAR device. Although late complications related with BioSTAR are rare, the presentation may be dramatic. A high index of suspicion and quick intervention is often lifesaving.

  • Absorbable Implants/adverse effects
  • Aorta/injuries
  • Cardiac Tamponade/diagnosis/etiology
  • Chest Pain/etiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal
  • Female
  • Foramen Ovale, Patent/therapy
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Prostheses and Implants/adverse effects
  • Shock, Cardiogenic/etiology
  • Wound Closure Techniques/adverse effects
  • Wounds, Penetrating/diagnosis/etiology/surgery
Citation (ISO format)
CIKIRIKCIOGLU, Mustafa et al. Late tamponade secondary to aortic root perforation by BioSTAR septal closure device. In: The annals of thoracic surgery, 2011, vol. 91, n° 2, p. 604–606. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.07.089
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