Late results after percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale for secondary prevention of paradoxical embolism using the amplatzer PFO occluder without intraprocedural echocardiography: effect of device size.

@article{Wahl2009LateRA,
  title={Late results after percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale for secondary prevention of paradoxical embolism using the amplatzer PFO occluder without intraprocedural echocardiography: effect of device size.},
  author={Andreas Wahl and Tony Tai and Fabien Praz and Markus Schwerzmann and Christian Seiler and Krassen Nedeltchev and Stephan Windecker and H P Mattle and Bernhard Meier},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular interventions},
  year={2009},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={116-23}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to assess the safety and clinical efficacy of patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure under fluoroscopic guidance only, without intraprocedural echocardiography. BACKGROUND Percutaneous PFO closure has been shown to be safe and feasible using several devices. It is generally performed using simultaneously fluoroscopic and transesophageal or intracardiac echocardiographic guidance. Transesophageal echocardiography requires sedation or general anesthesia and intubation to avoid… CONTINUE READING
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