Efficacy and safety of atrial septal defect closure using Occlutech Figulla Flex II compared with Amplatzer Septal Occluder

Rie Nakayama, Yoichi Takaya, Teiji Akagi, Nobuhisa Watanabe, Takashi Miki, Koji Nakagawa, Norihisa Toh, Hiroshi Ito

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Abstract

Few studies have reported the efficacy of Occlutech Figulla Flex II (FFII) device compared with Amplatzer Septal Occluder (ASO) device. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of FFII compared with ASO for transcatheter atrial septal defect (ASD) closure. We retrospectively evaluated 190 patients using FFII and 190 patients using ASO who underwent transcatheter ASD closure. ASD characteristics were evaluated by transesophageal echocardiography. The prevalence of procedural complications, including erosion, device embolization, stroke, and new-onset atrial arrhythmia, and the presence of a residual shunt were evaluated between the two groups during 12-month follow-up. FFII was used more frequently than ASO in patients with a deficient aortic rim or septal malalignment (P = 0.02, P < 0.01, respectively). The procedural complications of erosion, device embolization, and stroke did not occur in any patients. New-onset atrial arrhythmia occurred in 3 patients of the FFII group and 4 patients of the ASO group, and the difference between the two groups was not significant (P = 0.70). A large residual shunt (≥ 3 mm) was observed in 6 patients of the FFII group and 5 patients of the ASO group, and the difference between the two groups was not significant (P = 0.76). FFII was used frequently in patients with high-risk ASD morphology; however, there was no difference in the prevalence of procedural complications or efficacy between patients using FFII and those using ASO.

Original languageEnglish
JournalHeart and Vessels
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Amplatzer septal occluder
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Occlutech figulla flex II
  • Transcatheter closure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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