Endocarditis after closure of ventricular septal defect by transcatheter device

Oded Scheuerman, Elchanan Bruckheimer, Nufar Marcus, Vered Hoffer, Ben Zion Garty

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Advances in interventional cardiology have enabled the treatment of severe congenital heart defects without the need for surgery. The percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects and, more recently, ventricular septal defects is considered a safe procedure with fewer complications and less morbidity compared with surgery. We report on a 2-year-old child who developed endocarditis after ventricular septal defect closure with an Amplatzer device. The patient recovered after intravenous antibiotics and anticoagulation. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of endocarditis associated with ventricular septal defect closure device insertion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1256-e1258
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2006


  • Device closure
  • Endocarditis
  • VSD


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