I had an amplatzer device implanted in Aug. 2017 laproscopically. It did well for a year, then due to another surgery and extreme retching, it was knocked loose. On Nov. 11, 2018 I suddenly experienced extreme vertigo and passed out. Oxygen was down to only 77 and right ventricle had collapsed. Was rushed to a large hospital specializing in heart issues and had emergency surgery with a pericardial window to drain blood from my heart in wee hours of Nov. 12. It saved my life. Was in ICU for 8 days, plus two more in hospital. Came home for 2 weeks to build strength before going back for open heart surgery. They removed the amplatzer device and put in a permanent bovine patch. Am recovering and grateful to have lived through it all. Many miracles led to life saving events.
I found a You Tube video of another woman who had an amplatzer device for 9 years before it caused a problem and had to be removed as well. Before you agree to have one placed into your ASD, question whether an amplatzer is advisable and worth any risks involved. I simply accepted it and never questioned it … should have.