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Clinical implications and procedural complications in patients with patent foramen ovale concomitant with atrial septal aneurysm

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Announcing a new article publication for Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications journal. Atrial septal aneurysm (ASA) is defined as excursion of the atrial septum exceeding 10 mm beyond the atrial septum into the right or left atrium, or a combined total excursion of 15 mm on the right and left sides during the cardiac cycle. According to previous studies, 20–40% of patent foramen ovale (PFO) cases are accompanied by ASAs. ASA is associated with the presence of PFO, left atrial dysfunction, cryptogenic stroke, migraine, and arterial embolism, thus making closure of PFO in patients with concomitant ASA necessary but challenging. The anatomy of ASAs associated with PFO has crucial effects on complications after the closure procedure; therefore, several factors must be considered. The authors of this article review the clinical implications of concomitant PFO and ASA; discuss the complications occurring after the closure procedure; and provide practical guidance for the closure of concomitant PFO and ASA.

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Haowei Zeng, Beidi Lan and Xiaoqin Liu et al. Clinical Implications and Procedural Complications in Patients with Patent Foramen Ovale Concomitant with Atrial Septal Aneurysm. CVIA. 2024. Vol. 9(1). DOI: 10.15212/CVIA.2024.0038

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