Korean Circ J.  2013 Feb;43(2):139-141. 10.4070/kcj.2013.43.2.139.

A New Method for Patent Foramen Ovale Closure: Delivering Sheath Over Coronary Sinus Catheter into Left Atrium

  • 1Department of Cardiology, Ahi Evren Chest and Cardiovascular Surgery Education and Research Hospital, Trabzon, Turkey. ahmetaykan@yahoo.com


Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a frequent condition. It usually does not pose any threat to life, but in certain circumstances, it can open and serve as a conduit for thrombi causing paradoxical embolism. Herein, we report a case of PFO in a patient with ischemic cerebrovascular accident, due to paradoxical embolism, which could not be passed via general practice; hence it was crossed with coronary sinus catheter, through which the delivery sheath was placed into the left atrium, and it was successfully closed.


Foramen ovale, patent; Amplatzer septal occluder; Coronary sinus catheter
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