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Vol 15, No 4 (2008)
Case Reports
Published online: 2008-05-21
Submitted: 2013-01-14
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Implantation of a Occlutech Figulla® PFO occluder in a patient with patent foramen ovale and history of embolic stroke

Radosław Kręcki, Jan Zbigniew Peruga, Michał Plewka, Maria Krzemińska-Pakuła, Jarosław Damian Kasprzak
Cardiol J 2008;15(4):380-382.

open access

Vol 15, No 4 (2008)
Case Reports
Published online: 2008-05-21
Submitted: 2013-01-14

Abstract

The most common interventions in structural heart diseases for various age groups are percutaneous occlusions of septal defects. We present the case of a woman with patent foramen ovale (PFO) periodically causing a right-to-left shunt, after an incident of stroke, with migraine attacks, treated by percutaneous closure of PFO with use of a novel occluder device - an Occlutech Figulla®. The procedure was performed under X-ray and transesophageal echocardiographic monitoring. The novel Occlutech device described above features easy manipulation, good safety and some constructional innovations that enable the time of antiplatelet prophylaxis to be shortened, thus potentially minimizing procedure related risk.

Abstract

The most common interventions in structural heart diseases for various age groups are percutaneous occlusions of septal defects. We present the case of a woman with patent foramen ovale (PFO) periodically causing a right-to-left shunt, after an incident of stroke, with migraine attacks, treated by percutaneous closure of PFO with use of a novel occluder device - an Occlutech Figulla®. The procedure was performed under X-ray and transesophageal echocardiographic monitoring. The novel Occlutech device described above features easy manipulation, good safety and some constructional innovations that enable the time of antiplatelet prophylaxis to be shortened, thus potentially minimizing procedure related risk.
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Keywords

patent foramen ovale; percutaneous devices

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Title

Implantation of a Occlutech Figulla® PFO occluder in a patient with patent foramen ovale and history of embolic stroke

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 15, No 4 (2008)

Pages

380-382

Published online

2008-05-21

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2008;15(4):380-382.

Keywords

patent foramen ovale
percutaneous devices

Authors

Radosław Kręcki
Jan Zbigniew Peruga
Michał Plewka
Maria Krzemińska-Pakuła
Jarosław Damian Kasprzak

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