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Aorta erosion due to amplatzer device

Is there anybody who had ASD closure with amplatzer device and had issues afterwards?
I have 26mm amplatzer device implanted 8 yrs ago (in 2007) when i was 24 and now doctors are telling me that the device is eroding my aorta and open heart surgery is needed to take the device out.
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I operate on woman with amplatzer aortic perforation ten days ago Onset of symptoms was sudden,.She was in cardiac tamponade.Tomorrow she will be discharged from hospital
Take it out as soon as possible.
Prf Kovacevic ,cardiovascular surgeon,Novi Sad,Serbia
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Pfr Kovacevic, thanks for the reply, do you mind sharing your email address?
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