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Table 1 Characteristics, procedural features and outcomes of 132 consecutive patients submitted to Device Closure

From: Patent foramen ovale closure by using transesophageal echocardiography for cryptogenic stroke: single center experience in 132 consecutive patients

Parameter PFO
No of patients 132
Men/Women 64/68
Age (years)
(range)
39.40 ± 13.22
(12–68)
Diameter of the PFO (mm) 2.37 ± 0.95
Migraine 57 (43.2%)
IASA 45 (34.1%)
Eustachian valve 15 (11.4%)
Procedural time (min) 29.76 ± 9.67
Successful closure 132 (100%)
Complications (Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation) 4 (3.0%)
Follow-up (months) 27.0 ± 9.1
Stroke recurrence 0
Migraine improvement 42/57 (73.7%)
Selection of the occluder
 18/18 mm 23 (17.4%)
 18/25 mm 25 (18.9%)
 25/25 mm 72 (54.5%)
 25/35 mm 3 (2.3%)
 30/30 mm 9 (6.8%)
right disk diameter (mm) 24.3 ± 3.5
left disk diameter (mm) 22.8 ± 3.8
  1. IASA Interatrial septal aneurysm, PFO Patent foramen ovale