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2022 Oct 16

World J Clin Cases



Novel way of patent foramen ovale detection and percutaneous closure by intracardiac echocardiography: A case report.


Han K-N, Yang S-W, Zhou Y-J
World J Clin Cases. 2022 Oct 16; 10(29):10559-10564.
PMID: 36312506.


Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is the most common congenital heart disease and is associated with several diseases, including stroke and migraine. PFO diagnosis involves transoesophageal echocardiography, transthoracic echocardiography, and transcranial Doppler. Recent studies have shown that intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) can be used to diagnose and guide percutaneous transcatheter closure.