Delivery sheath tear after modification for ASD closure

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During transcatheter closure of an atrial septal defect with insufficient aortic rim, a standard delivery sheath was modified by cutting a bevel at the distal tip to improve device orientation. The sheath split longitudinally when attempting to recapture the closure device. Troubleshooting allowed a device to be implanted successfully. Pitfalls regarding our sheath modification and methods to overcome prolapse of the left atrial disk into the right atrium are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-164
Number of pages3
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006


  • Delivery sheath modification
  • Transcatheter ASD closure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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