Atrial Septal Defect Repair in Children—Transcatheter Procedure
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Atrial Septal Defect Repair in Children—Transcatheter Procedure Side Effects and Warnings

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Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is free of risk. Possible complications may include:

  • Bleeding at the point of the catheter insertion
  • Damage to arteries
  • Allergic reaction to x-ray dye
  • Blood clot formation
  • Infection, including endocarditis (infection of the inner lining of the heart muscle)
  • Reaction to the anesthesia (eg, light-headedness, low blood pressure, wheezing)
  • Blood clot formation
  • Arrhythmia (abnormal heart beat)

Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Pre-existing conditions (eg, bleeding disorder, kidney problems)
  • Recent infection

Discuss these risks with the doctor before the surgery.

 
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