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Table 1 Patient and Clinical Characteristics

From: Percutaneous closure of interatrial communications in adults – prospective embolism prevention study with two- and three-dimensional echocardiography

Total 161
Female sex [no] 83
Age [years]  
   • Mean ± SD 46.8 ± 11
   • Range 19–78
Atrial septal anatomy  
   • PFO only 79
   • PFO and ASA 35
   • ASD only 34
   • ASD and ASA 13
PFO-size [mm]  
   • Mean ± SD 11 ± 5
   • Range 5–14
ASD-size [mm]  
   • Mean ± SD 13 ± 6
   • Range 6–26
Thromboembolic index event before – n (%) 144 (89)
   • CVA 77 (48)
   • TIA 62 (38)
   • Peripheral embolism 5 (3)
Follow-up period [months]  
   • Mean ± SD 17 ± 11
   • Range 13–19
  1. PFO = patent foramen ovale; ASD = atrial septal defect; CVA = cerebrovascular accident; TIA = transient ischemic attack; ASA = atrial septal aneurysm