Posts Tagged ‘AMPLATZER cardiac plug’

November 20th, 2012

PFO Occluder Devices Don’t Get No RESPECT

David Hillis invokes Rodney Dangerfield in considering the findings of a recent trial of a PFO closure device.

July 2nd, 2012

Eroding Confidence in ASD Occlusion Devices


The FDA has identified more than 100 cases of cardiac erosion following atrial septal defect occlusion (ASO) device implantation. All were associated with implantation of the AMPLATZER (AGA Medical/St. Jude Medical) or related cribriform ASO devices; none have been reported thus far with the GORE HELEX (Gore Medical) ASO device. Although the estimated occurrence of cardiac erosion […]