Cardiac perforation during patent foramen ovale closure sealed with an amplatzer PFO occluder.

@article{Chiam2008CardiacPD,
  title={Cardiac perforation during patent foramen ovale closure sealed with an amplatzer PFO occluder.},
  author={Paul Toon-Lim Chiam and Laurence M Schneider and Carlos E. Ruiz},
  journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={665-8}
}
Percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure is increasingly performed for a variety of different conditions and is usually relatively straightforward, with a low adverse event rate and virtually no mortality. In cases with a long PFO tunnel, the "puncture technique" -- utilizing a transseptal puncture -- is performed to achieve better apposition of the septum primum to the septum secundum, and to avoid device deformity. Even though transseptal puncture can be safely performed by experienced… CONTINUE READING
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