When a patent foramen ovale device is no more in place: silent patent foramen ovale occluder device migration to the aortic arch

European Heart Journal. Case Reports

2 Maggio Mag 2019 23 days ago
  • Mancini ME, Muratori M, Agostoni P, Trabattoni D

A 59-year-old asymptomatic man, with a history of previous transient ischaemic attack and patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure with an Amplatzer 24-mm atrial septal defect occluder device (Abbott Vascular; Abbott Park, IL, USA), performed in another centre 15 months before, was admitted to our hospital for a routine echocardiographic follow-up. Transthoracic echocardiogram showed the absence of the occluder device in the interatrial septum and a huge septal aneurysm with moderate right-to-left shunt detected after saline injection during Valsalva manoeuvre.

Reference

Mancini ME, Muratori M, Agostoni P, Trabattoni D. When a patent foramen ovale device is no more in place: silent patent foramen ovale occluder device migration to the aortic arch. Eur Heart J Case Rep 2018 Dec 17;3(1):yty153

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