Atrial septal defect closure device

Case contributed by Dr Eric F Greif

Presentation

Radiographs perform as part of an investigation for chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male

An atrial septal defect closure device is demonstrated on the lateral and AP chest radiographs. Atrial septal defect (ASD) devices are typically below a line drawn from the carina to the cardiac apex in a lateral radiograph. Annotated arrows flank the ASD closure device on the lateral radiograph.

Additional axial CT image confirms the device and its position.

Case Discussion

Atrial septal defect closure devices are radioopaque and can be detected in radiographs. Atrial septal defect (ASD) devices are typically below a line drawn from the carina to the cardiac apex in a lateral radiograph.

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Case information

rID: 28295
Published: 5th Apr 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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