Table 2

Characteristics of shunts, devices and residual shunts after closure

Anatomical shunt type (n=217)n (%)
ASD7 (3.2)
PFO210 (96.7)
Type of device (n=217)n (%)
Amplatzer PFO Occluder192 (88)
Amplatzer Septal Occluder6 (2.8)
Biostar8 (3.7)
CardioStar15 (6.9)
Premere2 (0.8)
Residual shunt at 1 year* (n=217)n (%)
No residual shunt152 (70.1)
Mild residual shunt45 (20.7)
Moderate/important residual shunt20 (9.2)
  • Data are presented as n (%).

  • ASA, atrial septal aneurysm; ASD, atrial septal defect; PFO, patent foramen ovale.