Predictors and clinical outcomes of residual shunt in patients undergoing percutaneous transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale.

@article{Zajarias2006PredictorsAC,
  title={Predictors and clinical outcomes of residual shunt in patients undergoing percutaneous transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale.},
  author={Alan Zajarias and Srihari Thanigaraj and John M. Lasala and J. C. Espin{\'o}s P{\'e}rez},
  journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 11},
  pages={533-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine echocardiographic characteristics that may identify patients likely to have residual right-to-left shunt after percutaneous closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO). BACKGROUND Characteristics of the atrial septum and PFO may identify patients who are likely to have residual shunt following percutaneous closure. METHODS We reviewed 76 consecutive patients (42 women; 34 men) who underwent percutaneous PFO closure (AGA Amplatzer PFO occluder) for hypoxemia or paradoxical… CONTINUE READING