Improved Technique to Diagnose a Patent Foramen Ovale During Left Ventricular Assist Device Insertion

Rana E. Majd, Minoo N. Kavarana, Michael Bouvette, Robert D. Dowling

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Abstract

Diagnosis of a patent foramen ovale prior to left ventricular assist device placement can be quite difficult, and if missed may result in a significant hypoxemia due to a right to left shunt. We describe a simple and precise way to increase the diagnostic accuracy of patent foramen ovale detection prior to initiating cardiopulmonary bypass for left ventricular assist device placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1917-1918
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume82
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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