Percutaneous Suture-based Patent Foramen Ovale Closure: a state-of-the-art review

Trends Cardiovasc Med

4 Gennaio Gen 2024 6 months ago
  • Pontone G, Trabattoni D, De Marco F.

Percutaneous closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO), a common variation of interatrial septum anatomy, is a commonly performed procedure in the catheterization laboratory to reduce the risk of recurrent stroke in selected patients and to treat other PFO-related syndromes. In the last twenty years, disc-based devices have represented the armamentarium of the interventional cardiologist; recently, suture-based devices have become an attractive alternative, despite limited data regarding their long-term performance. The present review gives an overview of the current evidence regarding suture-based PFO closure, the device's characteristics, the echocardiographic evaluation of the PFO anatomy, and recommendations for patient selection. A detailed procedural guide is then provided, and potential complications and future developments in the field are discussed.

Reference: Percutaneous Suture-based Patent Foramen Ovale Closure: a state-of-the-art review.
Cannata F, Stankowski K, Donia D, Figliozzi S, Fazzari F, Regazzoli D, Reimers B, Bragato RM, Pontone G, Trabattoni D, Colombo A, De Marco F, Mangieri A.
Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2023 Nov 4:S1050-1738(23)00095-6.

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