Use of a new low profile Occlutech PLD device for closure of Fontan fenestrations.

@article{Wolf2016UseOA,
  title={Use of a new low profile Occlutech PLD device for closure of Fontan fenestrations.},
  author={Daniel De Wolf and Hugues Dessy and Nikolaus Alexander Haas},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2016},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={E243-7}
}
For some higher risk patients, fenestrations are still created in total cavopulmonary connection conduits completing the Fontan circulation for univentricular hearts. If these fenestrations remain patent and hemodynamics are favorable, they are closed to improve oxygenation and exercise tolerance and to decrease the risk of paradoxical emboli. Depending on… CONTINUE READING