A 68-year-old man underwent pulmonary vein isolation with cryoballoon combined with left atrial appendage closure using a LAmbre device. The device was dislodged and embolized early after implantation with no symptoms, and it was retrieved percutaneously.
An early in-hospital check of the device position after implantation is important for early recognition of any possible device-related complication.
- Sanhoury M, Fassini G, Dello Russo A, Lumia G, Bartorelli A. Early Dislodgment and Migration of a Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device. Am J Cardiol 2017 Aug 9. pii: S0002-9149(17)31283-3. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2017.07.077. [Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed