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Use of the transseptal puncture in transcatheter closure of long tunnel-type patent foramen ovale.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12117864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients with long tunnel-type patent foramen ovale presented for elective transcatheter closure following transient ischaemic attack and stroke. Right to left shunting was confirmed on transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography. A new technique that used a transseptal procedure was devised to enable closure of the tunnel-type patent foramen ovale using the CardioSEAL transseptal occluder to avoid "bunching up" of the device and residual transatrial shunting.
C J McMahon; H G El Said; C E Mullins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart (British Cardiac Society)     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1468-201X     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-15     Completed Date:  2002-09-05     Revised Date:  2013-06-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602087     Medline TA:  Heart     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Lillie Frank Abercrombie Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Occlusion / methods*
Cardiac Catheterization / instrumentation*,  methods
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications,  therapy*
Ischemic Attack, Transient / etiology
Stroke / etiology

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