Transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale after left ventricular assist device implantation: Intraoperative decision making

Minoo N. Kavarana, Faraaz A. Rahman, Michael R. Recto, Robert Dowling

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The presence of a patent foramen ovale in patients with heart failure can be missed during echocardiography despite the use of provocative maneuvers. Implantation of a left ventricular assist device in these patients can result in right-to-left shunting and hypoxemia. We report the use of a percutaneous atrial septal defect closure device as an alternative to surgical closure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1445.e5-1445.e6
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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