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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.


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.

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