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Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia

Print version ISSN 0066-782X

Arq. Bras. Cardiol. vol.97 no.2 São Paulo Aug. 2011

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0066-782X2011001100019 

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Amplatzer septal occluder for closing foramen ovale: view through 3D echocardiography

 

 

Marcelo Luiz Campos Vieira; Carlos A. Pedra

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, SP - Brasil

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Keywords: Foramen ovale; prosteses and implants; echocardiography, three-dimensional.


 

 

Introduction

Female patient, 37 years old, with pervious foramen ovale and a history of transient ischemic attack, underwent successful implantation of Amplatzer septal occluder for atrial septal defect closure. Transesophageal three-dimensional echocardiography (3D) allowed viewing the prosthesis from multiple levels of analysis (Figure 1).

 

 

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Manuscript received March 15, 2011; revised manuscript received March 15, 2011; accepted April 14, 2011.

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