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Transcatheter Closure of a Patent Foramen Ovale in an Adult with Hypoxemia after Cardiac Transplantation

By Ashutosh Bapat, Michael R. Recto and Geetha Bhat


We describe a case of refractory hypoxemia secondary to a patent foramen ovale immediately after orthotopic heart transplantation in a 60-year-old woman. The patent foramen ovale was successfully closed with a septal occlusion device, with resolution of the hypoxemia. To our knowledge, transcatheter closure of a patent foramen ovale in an adult patient with refractory hypoxemia during the immediate post-transplant period has not previously been reported

Topics: Case Reports
Year: 2004
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