Title

Bilateral Transbrachial Intracardiac Echocardiography-Guided Patent Foramen Ovale Closure in Patient With Bilateral Deep Vein Thrombosis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2022

Publication Title

The Journal of invasive cardiology

Abstract

Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure is a very common procedure, and unfavorable femoral venous access is not uncommonly encountered. The ability to treat this common condition in a minimally invasive manner via a different access is important in our daily practice. The transjugular venous approach has been successfully reported, with 1 main difficulty when faced with the angulation of the PFO septum primum during the crossing, as well as less operator-friendly in terms of positioning. Hence, we adopted the bilateral transbrachial approach in this patient. We consider this to be the first reported case of intracardiac echocardiography-guided PFO closure via bilateral transbrachial approach. The authors believe their experience serves an important role in the following: (1) steps and equipment needed for bilateral transbrachial PFO closure; (2) tips and tricks for a successful procedure; and (3) safety and feasibility of bilateral transbrachial approach as an alternative approach for minimally invasive PFO closure.

Medical Subject Headings

Cardiac Catheterization; Echocardiography; Foramen Ovale, Patent; Humans; Pericardium; Stroke; Treatment Outcome; Venous Thrombosis

PubMed ID

35920736

Volume

34

Issue

8

First Page

643

Last Page

643

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