PFO Closure: 60 Second Insights

Published: 08 March 2018

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A short series of 60-second insight videos on PFO Closure. Hear the expert views in under one minute!

More from this programme

Part 1

Do you use imaging? If so, What Imaging (ICE/TTE)?

Part 2

What is your measure of procedural/follow-up success?

Part 3

What is your favourite PFO closure device, and why?

Part 4

What is your anticoagulant regime for PFO?

Part 5

What is the trial evidence to support the use of PFO closure devices?

Part 6

Is there ever a need for a surgical PFO closure?

Part 7

In which cases do you perform PFO closure?

Part 8

How would you advise someone to set up a PFO closure program?

Faculty Biographies

Mark Spence

Mark Spence

Prof Mark Spence graduated with honours in Medicine from Queens University Belfast in 1995 and progress to Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 1998. 

He trained in cardiology in Belfast and then completed subspecialty training in congenital heart disease as a fellow in the inaugural Adult Congenital Heart Disease programme at Guys & St Thomas’ and the Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

His MD thesis was awarded by Queens University Belfast in 2002. He then completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at The Royal Jubilee Hospital, British Columbia, Canada before taking up a consultant cardiology post in 2007 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast Trust. He joined Mater Private Network in November 2021.

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