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!

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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

Lars Søndergaard

Lars Søndergaard

Professor Lars Søndergaard is a consultant cardiologist at Rigshospitalet – Copenhagen, Denmark. Professor of Cardiology at University of Copenhagen, he published over 300 peer reviewed articles, and more than 15 textbook chapters. His research interests are focused on adults with congenital heart diseases and catheter-based heart valve interventions, as well as congenital and structural heart diseases. He led the first-in-human transcatheter mitral valve implantation (CardiAQ) in 2012 and he actively participated to several trials, including NOTION (transcatheter vs. surgical aortic valve replacement in patients with aortic stenosis and low surgical risk), and the REDUCE randomised trial (PFO vs anti-platelet therapy after cryptogenic stroke).

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