Transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale for hypoxemia during left ventricular assist device support

Duc Q. Nguyen, Gladwin S. Das, Brian C. Grubbs, R. Morton Bolman, Soon J. Park

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A patent foramen ovale with right-to-left shunting was responsible, in part, for profound hypoxemia in a patient who required mechanical support with a left ventricular assist device for cardiogenic shock. The patent foramen ovale was detected with contrast transesophageal echocardiography, and the defect was closed successfully with a transcatheter septal defect closure device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1021-1023
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation

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