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Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2002 Feb;55(2):217-20; discussion 221.

Infective endocarditis resulting from CardioSEAL closure of a patent foramen ovale.

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  • 1Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA. jgoldste@im.wustl.edu


Patent foramen ovale and atrial septal aneurysm are associated with an increased risk of cryptogenic stroke and recurrent thromboembolic events. Percutaneous closure is a therapeutic option to medical therapy and surgical closure. We present the first case of endocarditis associated with a CardioSEAL device closing a patent foramen ovale.

Copyright 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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