CardioSEAL®, CardioSEAL-STARFlex®, and PFO-Star® Closure of PFO

  • Michael J. Landzberg
Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)


Post utero, persistence of the patent foramen ovale (PFO) carries mischievous potential, as it appears to have no physiologic or survival benefit for normal individuals. In states of abnormal right-sided cardiac capacitance, PFO has been implicated in worsening hypoxemia resulting from right to left intracardiac passage of deoxygenated blood. Association and causative roles of PFO in much more commonly occurring syndromes, including cerebral and cutaneous decompression disease, migraine with aura, and embolic ischemic stroke, have been suggested.


Migraine With Aura Transcatheter Closure Percutaneous Closure Radial Stiffness Septum Primum 
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© Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Landzberg
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  1. 1.Boston Adult Congenital Heart Disease Service, Department of CardiologyThe Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s HospitalBoston

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