patent foramen ovale


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patent foramen ovale

[′pat·ənt fə′rā·mən ′ōv·yül]
(medicine)
Persistence, usually functional, of the fetal foramen ovale after birth.
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Migraine Intervention with STARFlex Technology (MIST) trial: a prospective, multicenter, double-blind, sham-controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of patent foramen ovale closure with STARFlex septal repair implant to resolve refractory migraine headache.
Analysis of fossa ovalis membrane velocities by transesophageal Doppler tissue echocardiography: a novel approach to functional assessment of patent foramen ovale.
In conclusion, patent foramen ovale is a common medical condition which requires adequate medical and surgical evaluation.
The Food and Drug Administration has changed the clinical end point of a large study designed to assess the effectiveness of a patent foramen ovale closure device in patients with migraines.
ATLANTA -- Patent foramen ovale closure with a septal repair implant offers a modest benefit for individuals with migraine and PFO, according to preliminary results of a study presented at a conference sponsored by the American College of Cardiology.
Although hypoxemia is a common presenting symptom with multiple causes in the setting of myocardial infarction, the authors present a case resulting from an acute right-to-left shunt secondary to a previously dormant patent foramen ovale.
The residual tunnel, called a patent foramen ovale (PFO), can act as a valve.
The specialist cardiac products the Trust will be looking to procure include: Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure Devices, Atrial Spetal Defects (ASD) Closure Devices, Left Atrial Apendage (L) Closure Devices, Rotational Atherectomy Systems, Cutting/Scoring Balloons, Embolic Capture/Distal Protection Devices, Intra-Aortic Balloon (IAB) Catheters, Temporary Pacing Wires, Pressure Wires, Long sheaths, Stents, Melody Valves and other specialist products used at Specialist GUCH Centre
Generally this congenital remnant considered clinically insignificant but it may be associated with patent foramen ovale (in about 80% of patients), intraatrial thrombus, thromboembolic events, formation of inter-atrial septal aneurysm, infective endocarditis, supraventricular arrhythmias and catheter entrapment.
BioTREK is a technology platform that utilizes a novel bioabsorbable polymer to create a family of percutaneous devices for repair or remodeling of intracardiac defects including patent foramen ovale (PFO), atrial septal defect (ASD) and left atrial appendage (LAA).
Washington, November 19 (ANI): Scientists at Rush University Medical Center are using a soft-patch device made of a Gore-tex-type material, often used to make durable outerwear, to close a common hole found in the heart called a patent foramen ovale (PFO).
Kurt Amplatz, the company has developed and commercialized a series of devices that have revolutionized the treatment of the most common congenital "holes in the heart," such as atrial septal and patent foramen ovale defects.