Amplatzer vascular plug IV for occlusion of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in a patient with cryptogenic stroke

Surendranath R. Veeram Reddy, Vishal G. Patel, Sarah K. Gualano

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Abstract

Paradoxical embolism resulting in cryptogenic stroke has received much attention recently, with the primary focus on patent foramen ovale (PFO). However, it is essential to be vigilant in the search for other causes of paradoxical embolic events, such as pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM). We describe successful closure of pulmonary AVM with a St Jude Medical (Plymouth, MN) Amplatzer TM vascular plug IV. The newer AVP-IV devices can be used for successful embolization of tortuous pulmonary AVM in remote locations where use of other traditional devices may be technically challenging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-147
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Pediatric Cardiology
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Amplatzer vascular plug-IV
  • cryptogenic stroke
  • paradoxical embolism
  • pulmonary arteriovenous malformations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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