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Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect with atrial septal occluder in a patient with nickel allergy [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2017; 45(4): 355-357 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2016.23552

Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect with atrial septal occluder in a patient with nickel allergy

Hasan Arı, Selma Arı, Ahmet Tütüncü, Alper Karakuş, Mehmet Melek
Department of Cardiology, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

Presently described is transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect with atrial septal occluder (ASO) device in a patient with nickel allergy. Patients with metal allergy who will undergo nitinol device implantation should be tested for possible nickel hypersensitivity. ASO device and treatment strategy (percutaneous or surgical) should be selected according to allergy test result.

Keywords: Atrial septal defect, nickel allergy, septal occluder device.

Hasan Arı, Selma Arı, Ahmet Tütüncü, Alper Karakuş, Mehmet Melek. Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect with atrial septal occluder in a patient with nickel allergy. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2017; 45(4): 355-357

Corresponding Author: Hasan Arı, Türkiye
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