Patent foramen ovale closure with the Occlutech Figulla flex II device: A long-term (up to 10-years) follow-up
Percutaneous closure represents the first line of treatment In patients with cryptogenic stroke and documented patent foramen ovale (PFO). Scarce data report the long-term outcomes of patients undergoing PFO closure with the Figulla Flex II device (Occlutech, Germany). (Source: International Journal of Cardiology)
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - June 8, 2023 Category: Cardiology Authors: Daniela Trabattoni, Sebastiano Gili, Giuseppe Calligaris, Giovanni Teruzzi, Sarah Troiano, Paolo Ravagnani, Giulia Santagostino Baldi, Piero Montorsi Source Type: research

Arteria lusoria with patent foramen ovale: clinical and embryological significance with literature review
AbstractA 73-year-old female donated cadaver had an unusual origin of the right subclavian artery (RSA), which is usually known as ‘Arteria lusoria’ (AL) or “Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery” (ARSA). This artery originated as the fourth and most extreme left branch from the arch of the aorta (AOA), distal to the origin of the left subclavian artery (LSA), and traversed obliquely upwards, towards the right side posterior to the oesophagus, heading for the thoracic inlet. The brachiocephalic trunk (BCT) was absent. The right common carotid (RCCA), left common carotid (LCCA), LSA and ARSA were four branches that origi...
Source: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy - May 19, 2023 Category: Anatomy Source Type: research

The Intriguing Links Among Patent Foramen Ovale, Patent Foramen Ovale Closure, and the Risk for Heart Failure
Exercise intolerance is the central symptom of heart failure (HF). In the growing subset of patients who have HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), three main hemodynamic mechanisms accounting for limited exercise capacity have been identified1,2: (1) chronotropic incompetence, or the inability to achieve an appropriate increase in heart rate during exertion; (2) an excessive rise in pulmonary capillary pressure during exercise; and (3) reduced stroke volume reserve or cardiac output reserve. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - May 18, 2023 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rajeev C. Mohan, Sheldon E. Litwin Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research

Agitated saline with 10% blood increases number and stability of microbubbles in detection right-to-left shunt by contrast-enhanced transcranial Doppler: an < em > in vitro < /em > and < em > in vivo < /em > observational study
CONCLUSIONS: The 10% BAS would be suggested in c-TCD as it addressed larger RLS by increasing the number and stability of microbubbles, and it improves the diagnosis of patent foramen ovale (PFO).PMID:37197514 | PMC:PMC10183504 | DOI:10.21037/jtd-23-284 (Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - May 17, 2023 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Feng Li Qunshan Shen Xiaoxian Deng Menghuan Yan Xuan Zheng Gangcheng Zhang Source Type: research