A Rare Case of Embolization of a PFO Occluder Device to the Abdominal
Aorta in a Patient with Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Previous Aortic
Coarctation: A Case Report
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a common congenital defect in adults; its
closure with an occluder device is safe with excellent clinical results.
A rare and potentially fatal complication of this procedure is the
device embolization. We report a case of a 52-year-old man with bicuspid
aortic valve and surgically corrected aortic coarctation in which a PFO
occluder device migrated to the abdominal aorta.