The role of transcatheter closure of a patent foramen ovale for cryptogenic stroke remains controversial. The most common complications include atrial arrhythmia and bleeding. Infectious complications are exceedingly rare. We describe a 37-year-old man with a history of transient ischemic attacks and a patent foramen ovale who underwent transcatheter closure, complicated by subacute endocarditis of the completely endothelialized device 2 years after placement.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine