Coronary Embolism Following Atrial Septal Defect Repair

Carl L. Backer, Renee S. Hartz*, Sheridan N. Meyers, Gary Davis

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To our knowledge, coronary embolism following repair of atrial septal defect has not been reported previously. A 29-year-old woman had an angiographically documented embolus to the circumflex coronary artery on the fifth postoperative day after pericardial patch repair of a secundum atrial septal defect. This complication might have been prevented by temporary postoperative anticoagulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-563
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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