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Patent foramen ovale closure: past, present and future.
Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2007; 5(5):881-91ER

Abstract

Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a common congenital abnormality that has been implicated in a number of disease processes, including cryptogenic stroke and migraine headaches. Medical treatment for these processes is often considered inadequate and mechanical closure of the PFO is an attractive, albeit controversial, alternative. PFO closure has become common practice in many centers, although recent guidelines limit its indication to certain subsets of patients. This review first focuses on the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of PFO, and then reviews the currently available and experimental devices for PFO closure, as well as the present clinical data pertaining to them. Finally, we present our perspective of the PFO closure, with regard to its current use and future directions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street, Division of Cardiology, Washington, DC 20010, USA. daniel.h.steinberg@medstar.netNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17867918

Citation

Steinberg, Daniel H., et al. "Patent Foramen Ovale Closure: Past, Present and Future." Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, vol. 5, no. 5, 2007, pp. 881-91.
Steinberg DH, Pichard AD, Satler LF, et al. Patent foramen ovale closure: past, present and future. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2007;5(5):881-91.
Steinberg, D. H., Pichard, A. D., Satler, L. F., Slack, M. C., Wunderlich, N., Majunke, N., & Sievert, H. (2007). Patent foramen ovale closure: past, present and future. Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, 5(5), pp. 881-91.
Steinberg DH, et al. Patent Foramen Ovale Closure: Past, Present and Future. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2007;5(5):881-91. PubMed PMID: 17867918.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Patent foramen ovale closure: past, present and future. AU - Steinberg,Daniel H, AU - Pichard,Augusto D, AU - Satler,Lowell F, AU - Slack,Michael C, AU - Wunderlich,Nina, AU - Majunke,Nico, AU - Sievert,Horst, PY - 2007/9/18/pubmed PY - 2008/4/5/medline PY - 2007/9/18/entrez SP - 881 EP - 91 JF - Expert review of cardiovascular therapy JO - Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther VL - 5 IS - 5 N2 - Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a common congenital abnormality that has been implicated in a number of disease processes, including cryptogenic stroke and migraine headaches. Medical treatment for these processes is often considered inadequate and mechanical closure of the PFO is an attractive, albeit controversial, alternative. PFO closure has become common practice in many centers, although recent guidelines limit its indication to certain subsets of patients. This review first focuses on the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of PFO, and then reviews the currently available and experimental devices for PFO closure, as well as the present clinical data pertaining to them. Finally, we present our perspective of the PFO closure, with regard to its current use and future directions. SN - 1744-8344 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17867918/Patent_foramen_ovale_closure:_past_present_and_future_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1586/14779072.5.5.881 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -