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NMT Medical to Release Second-Quarter 2009 Financial Results on ...Business Wire (press release)... through a defect like a patent foramen ovale (PFO) and brain attacks such as embolic stroke, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) and migraine headaches. ...and more »
Common Heart Surgery May Be UnnecessaryWall Street JournalThe hole, a defect called patent foramen ovale, or PFO, often doesn't cause noticeable symptoms in people who have it. But some surgeons close it when they ...Repair of Asymptomatic PFO Increases Stroke RiskMedPage TodayIs It Safe to Fix a Hole in the Heart?Wall Street Journal Blogs"Drive-by" PFO closure at non-PFO cardiac surgery may up stroke riskTheHeart.OrgNewswise (press release) -Atlanta Journal Constitution -urethanes-technology-international (subscription)all 16 news articles »
...Patients who have a heart defect known as patent foramen ovale incidentally discovered and repaired during surgery for a different condition may have an increased odds of postoperative stroke, along with no clear benefit on short-term outcomes or long-term...
Prevalence and Repair of Intraoperatively Diagnosed Patent Foramen ...CardiosourceStudy Question: What are the outcomes for surgical repair of incidentally discovered patent foramen ovale (PFO)? Methods: Intraoperative transesophageal ...
The Use of Intracardiac Echocardiography and Other Intracardiac ...CardiosourceICE is useful to characterize atrial septal defects, and to guide closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale. Views can be obtained from the ...
CE Mark for PFO closure, angioscopic ablation devicesTheHeart.OrgBrussels, Belgium - Two coronary stents, a transcatheter patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure system, and a specialized arrhythmia ablation catheter received ...and more »
CE Mark Clearance for Coherex Medical's Coherex FlatStent EF PFO ...PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)However, if this opening fails to close naturally after birth, the opening is said to remain patent and the defect is called a patent foramen ovale (PFO) ...and more »
...received CE Mark clearance for use in Europe and elsewhere. It is a new-generation fix that for the first time closes a Patent Foramen Ovale, or PFO, from within the heart defect itself. "This is the first real new technology in PFO closure in 15 years," said...
CTA reasonable to detect high-risk cardiac sources of embolism in ...TheHeart.OrgCTA may be particularly useful in diagnosing thrombus, aortic atheroma, and spontaneous echo contrast but is less so for detection of patent foramen ovale ...
'Just part of my life'Chillicothe Gazette"PFO (for the record, that's Patent Foramen Ovale) is not rare," she said. "But for me, those heart murmurs went though how many sports physicals? ...
NMT Medical Secures $4.0 Million Credit AgreementFOXBusiness... through a defect like a patent foramen ovale (PFO) and brain attacks such as embolic stroke, transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) and migraine headaches. ...and more »
Is the law good for your health?PharmafocusDr Peter Wilmshurst is a UK cardiologist, and was principal investigator for the trial of a device for closing patent foramen ovale. ...
via a novel catheter until complete closure is achieved; once accomplished, the envelopes are locked together, via counter clamping, ensuring the successful occlusion of the septal defect. The device has a low profile therefore reducing the need for oversized delivery mechanisms. ... "Patent foramen ovale" PFO catheter implant occlusion "NHS Innovations" "cryptogenic stroke" migraine "septal defect" "heart defect" "Atrial septal defect" cardiology "medical device" transseptal percutaneous ...
...(May 8, 2009) A new device designed to close a common heart defect known as a patent foramen ovale (PFO) is safe and effective at 90-days follow up, according to a new study released May 8 at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)...
Atrial Septal Defect pecutaneous closure, Asd, Difetto Inter Atriale. Patent Foramen Ovale, Pfo, Cia, Comunicacion Inter auricular, Cardiologia interventistica By Fabio Sabbione ... Asl live Case Dr.Chessa By Fabio Sabbione
...of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, finds significant improvement of migraine following catheter-based closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO)-a slight opening in the wall between the right and left atria. These findings confirm those of previous observational...
finally, from Italy - According to research in the journal Cardiovascular Interventions, minor heart surgery may reduce migraine attacks. In a study of nearly 90 patients, researchers found that 87% of those who had a procedure to close a patent foramen ovale experienced a significant reduction in the frequency of migraines, compared to 21% of those who received standard treatment. Furthermore, 89% of surgical patients had a significant decline in attack severity, compared with 17% of controls ...
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A new study casts doubt on the role patent foramen ovale plays in a patient's risk for recurrent stroke, says Dr. Mark Alberts in this video blog.
This echocardiogram shows the use of a closure device in a patient with patent foramen ovale. ... echo echocardiography echocardiogram cardiac sonography patent foramen ovale closure
...of life. However, in at least one out of four people, this opening persists throughout life. This condition, called patent foramen ovale (PFO), may allow blood to flow from the heart's right atrium to the left atrium and vice versa. Most people with patent...
PFO as seen on echocardiograpy
John Lasala, MD, PhD, talks about the heart condition PFO and how a minimally invasive way of treating it helped Bill Newgent get back to his career as an area police officer
Background Studies to date have shown an association between the presence of patent foramen ovale and cryptogenic stroke in patients younger than 55 years of age. This association has not been established in patients 55 years of age or older.
New England Journal of Medicine -- Recent Issues
...foramen ovale a little hole in the heart. Everyone is born with a tiny flap-like opening between the heart's two upper chambers. Usually, it grows shut during infancy. But in at least 20 percent of the population, the opening doesn't heal over. That is the...