Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145--147

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


Surendranath R Veeram Reddy1, Vishal G Patel2, Sarah K Gualano2 
1 Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
2 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Surendranath R Veeram Reddy
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Interventional Cardiology), University of Texas Southwestern/Childrens Medical Center, 1935 Medical District Drive, Dallas, Texas-75235
USA

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.


How to cite this article:
Veeram Reddy SR, Patel VG, Gualano SK. Amplatzer vascular plug IV for occlusion of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in a patient with cryptogenic stroke.Ann Pediatr Card 2014;7:145-147


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Veeram Reddy SR, Patel VG, Gualano SK. Amplatzer vascular plug IV for occlusion of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in a patient with cryptogenic stroke. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Sep 16 ];7:145-147
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