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Revista Uruguaya de Cardiología

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CHIESA, Pedro  y  CUESTA, Alejandro. Trastorno del ritmo poscierre del foramen oval con dispositivo Amplatzer PFO®. Rev.Urug.Cardiol. [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.3, pp.341-345. ISSN 1688-0420.

We report the case of a 53 years old woman who presents with neurologycal symptoms suggestive of a transient ischemic attack. A prothrombotic disorder and patent formen oval were found, with no other explantion for the disease. It was decided to closed the foramen with a percutaneously implanted Amplatzer PFO® device and there were no incidents during the procedure. Fiftheen days after hospital discharge she began to refere rapid palpitations and a paroxistic recurrent atrial tachycardia was documented. Pharmacological therapy with propafenone was initiated and it was able to control the arrhythmia and the symptoms. Three months later the drug was discontinued. After 6 months follow up the patient is asymptomatic, with a normal EKG and a Holter without arrhythmias. We review the available literature about rhythm disorders after the percutaneus closure of the foramen oval and interatrial comunication


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