PFO Closure

Patent fora­men ovale (PFO) is an intrac­ar­diac con­di­tion that occurs at birth when the heart doesn’t ful­ly close, result­ing in a hole. The PFO clo­sure pro­ce­dure takes approx­i­mate­ly two hours to com­plete and con­sists of a catheter and clo­sure device being insert­ed through a vein, where the device will be placed to strad­dle each side of the hole, then the catheter removed. From here, the device will remain in the heart per­ma­nent­ly to stop the abnor­mal flow of blood between the two atri­al cham­bers of the heart.

To learn more about PFO Clo­sure and the tech­nol­o­gy we use, please vis­it Abbott​.com.