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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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GUTIERREZ, Luis A et al. Nickel allergy manifested as noncardiogenic pulmonary edema in a patient post-closure of atrial septal defect with Amplatzer device. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.5, pp.266-269. ISSN 0120-5633.

The percutaneous closure of ostium secundum septal defects is the preferred treatment modality when the anatomy is appropriate, as it shows high success and low complication rates. We present a case of a succesful percutaneous closure of an ostium secundum septal defect with an Amplatzer septal occluder device in a patient with an undetected metal allergy which led her to non cardiogenic pulmonary edema, fever and pericarditis related to the nickel contained in the device, with improvement and satisfactory evolution after medical treatment.

Keywords : congenital heart defects; Amplatzer; atrial septal defect.

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