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SEPTAL DEFECTS

Patent foramen ovale: indications for closure and techniques

EuroIntervention 2016;12:X7-X12. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV12SXA2

1. UniversitätsSpital Zurich, University Heart Center, Zurich, Switzerland; 2. University Hospital of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Non-surgical closure of the patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been possible for 40 years and proved safe in probably a million cases performed worldwide. Nonetheless, indications are still restricted as only a few are supported

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