Aim of this paper was to compare in a observational study acute and 12-month results of percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) with two occluder devices.
Between June 2007 and October 2014, 406 consecutive patients (48.1±13.3 years, 243 women) underwent percutaneous PFO closure either with the Amplatzer (n=179) or the Figulla (n=227) device after a stroke or a transient ischemic attack ascribed to the PFO.
According to this two-centre study, PFO closure appears safe and effective with the Figulla occluder as well as with the Amplatzer device.
- Trabattoni D, Gaspardone A, Sgueglia GA, Fabbiocchi F, Gioffrè G, Montorsi P, Calligaris G, Iamele M, De Santis A, Bartorelli AL. Amplatzer versus Figulla occluder for transcatheter patent foramen ovale closure. EuroIntervention 2016 Dec 20 [Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed