Echocardiographic Evaluation of Patent Foramen Ovale Prior to Device Closure

Bushra S. Rana, Martyn Thomas, Patrick A. Calvert*, Mark Monaghan, David Hildick-Smith

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    Abstract

    High-quality imaging of the atrial septum has never been so relevant to the adult cardiologist. This article focuses on the role of echocardiography in the evaluation of patent foramen ovale for closure. It provides a systematic and comprehensive approach to transesophageal echocardiographic study in such a patient. The salient information required for planning the device and equipment needed for the closure procedure are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)749-760
    Number of pages12
    JournalJACC Cardiovascular Imaging
    Volume3
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

    Keywords

    • transesophageal echocardiography
    • patent foramen ovale closure
    • contrast
    • three dimensions
    • TO-LEFT SHUNT
    • ISCHEMIC-STROKE
    • CONTRAST ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
    • TRANSCATHETER CLOSURE
    • TRANSCRANIAL DOPPLER
    • PARADOXICAL EMBOLISM
    • ATRIAL SEPTUM
    • ULTRASOUND
    • OUTCOMES
    • EVENTS

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