Publications

Article (June 2018)

Sezen U. Atik and Levent Saltik

"Transcatheter closure of ventricular septal  defect with two different devices"

Article (June 2018)

François Godart, Ali Houeijeh, Olivia Domanski, Marie-Paule Guillaume, Mélanie Brard, Hugues Lucron

"Is the new Occlutech duct occluder an appropriate device for transcatheter closure of patent ductus arteriosus?"

Article (May 2018)

Joseph J. Vettukattil Vettukattil MBBS, MD, DNB, CCST, FRCPCH, FRSM, FRCP; Ramasamy Rajeshkumar; Nagib Dahdah; Dietmar Schranz; Ata Firouzi; Sven Dittrich 7; Daniel Springmüller; Vishal R. Kaley; Bennett P. Samuel; Kothandam Sivakumar

"Clinical Impact of Creating a Predetermined Atrial Communication in the Management of Severe Pulmonary Hypertension using the Atrial Flow Regulator Device"

Article (January/February 2018)

Dominik M. Wiktor, MD, and John D. Carroll, MD

"PFO Closure for Cryptogenic Stroke. Data from three randomized clinical trials offer promising results for the use of patent foramen ovale closure in the treatment of cryptogenic stroke."

Article (October 2017)

Hildick-Smith D, Williams T, MacCarthy P, Melikian N, Monaghan M, Spence M, MacDonald ST, Duke A, Kovac J, McGregor A, Hilling-Smith R, Gomes A, Thomson C, Mullen M, Morrison L.

"Occlutech percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure: Safety and efficacy registry (OPPOSE)."

Article (September 2017)

Meki Bilici, Fikri Demir, Alper Akın, Mehmet Türe, Hasan Balık, Mahir Kuyumcu

"Transcatheter Closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Children with the Occlutech Duct Occluder"

Article (September 2017)

Ramasamy Rajeshkumar MD FNB, Sreeja Pavithran MD, FNB, Kothandam Sivakumar MD DM, Joseph J. Vettukattil MD DNB MRCPCH

"Atrial septostomy with a predefined diameter using a novel occlutech atrial flow regulator improves symptoms and cardiac index in patients with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension"

Article (September 2017)

Robert Sabiniewicz, MD, PhD

"Baloon atrial septostomy in pulmonary arterial hypertension: Atrial flow regulator — New therapeutic option"

Cardiology Journal 2017, Vol. 24, No. 4, 455–456

Article (May 2017)

Bennett P. Samuel, MHA, BSN, RN; Yasser Al-Khatib, MD; Cynthia E.L.Peacock-McKenzie, MD; Reda E. Girgis, MD; Joseph J. Vettukattil, MBBS, MD,DNB, CCST, FRCPCH, FRSM, FRCP

"Use of Occlutech® Fenestrated Atrial Septal Defect Occluder in ASD-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension"

Cardiology Today Volume 15; Issue 5 North American Edition

Article (April 2017)

Daniela Trabattoni, MD, FESC; Achille Gaspardone, MD, MPhil, FESC; Gregory A. Sgueglia, MD, PhD; Franco Fabbiocchi, MD; Gaetano Gioffrè, MD; Piero Montorsi, MD; Giuseppe Calligaris, MD; Maria Iamele, MD; Antonella De Santis, MD; Antonio L. Bartorelli, MD, FESC

"AMPLATZER versus Figulla occluder for transcatheter patent foramen ovale closure"

EuroIntervention 2017;12:2092-2099

Article (December 2016)

Suhair O Shebani, MBBCh, MSc, FRCPCH, Rizwan Rehman, MBChB MRCPCH, Demetris Taliotis, MBCHB, MRCPCH, Alan Magee, MBBCh, MD, FRCP, Nicholas J Hayes, BSc, MBChB, MRCPCH, Osman Baspinar, MD, Zunzunegui Martınez, JD, MD, Nikolaus Haas, MD, PhD, FRACP, Christopher Duke, MBChB, FRCP

"Techniques for Transcatheter Retrieval of the Occlutech ASD Device United Kingdom–European Multicenter Report"

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions DOI 10.1002/ccd

Article (March 2016)

Vincenzo Pestrichella, MD, Antonio Pignatelli, MD, Rossella Alemanni, MD, Rosamaria Montesanti, MD,Maurizio Braccio, MD, Francesco Greco, MD; Pierpaolo Dambruoso, MD, Cataldo Davide Memmola, MD,Mauro Cassese, MD, Gaetano Contegiacomo, MD, Rodrigo Bagur, MD, PhD

"Transcatheter Simultaneous Double-Transapical Access for Paravalvular Mitral Leak Closure Using the Occlutech PLD"

ASIVE CARDIOL 2016;28(7):E66-E68

Article (June 2016)

Reyhan Dedeoglu, Piotr Pysz, Meki Bilici, Fikri Demir, Fadli Demir, Onur Caglar Acar, Olgu Hallioglu, Aysenur Pac, Alev Kiziltas, Duran Karabel, Serdar Kula, Derya Cimen, Osman Baspinar, Sezen Ugan Atik, Irfan Levent Saltik

"Short-Term Outcomes of Patent Ductus Arteriosus Closure With New OcclutechW Duct Occluder: A Multicenter Study

Journal of Interventional Cardiology, DOI: 10.1111/joic.12290

Article (March 5th, 2016)

Nikolaus A. Haas, Dagmar B. Soetemann, Ismail Ates, Osman Baspinar, Igor Ditkivskyy, Christopher Duke, Francois Godart, Avraham Lorber, Edmundo Oliveira, Eustaquio Onorato, Feyza Pac, Worakan Promphan, Frank-Thomas Riede, Supaporn Roymanee, Robert Sabiniewicz, Suhair Omar Shebani, Horst Sievert, Do Tin, Christoph M. Happel,

"Closure of Secundum Atrial Septal Defects by Using the Occlutech Occluder Devices in More Than 1300 Patients: The IRFACODE Project: A Retrospective Case Serie"

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 00:00–00 (2016)

Article (March 3rd, 2016)

Grzegorz Smolka, Piotr Pysz, Michał Kozłowski, Marek Jasiński, Radosław Gocoł, Tomasz Roleder, Agnieszka Kargul, Andrzej Ochała, Wojciech Wojakowski

"Transcatheter cl, osure of paravalvular leaks using a paravalvular leak device – a prospective Polish registryr"

Adv Interv Cardiol 2016; 12, 2 (44): 128–134

Editorial (March 2016)

Donald J Hagler

"Percutaneous paravalvular leak closure_ Perhaps a glimmer of hope after a long course of marginal success"

EuroIntervention 2016;11(20):1095-1096

Article (March 2016)

Carlos A.C. Pedra, Simone F. Pedra, Rodrigo N. Costa, Marcelo S. Ribeiro, Wanda Nascimento, Luis Otavio S. Campanha, M. Virginia T. Santana, Ieda B. Jatene, Jorge E. Assef, Valmir F. Fontes

"Mid-Term Outcomes after Percutaneous Closure of the Secundum Atrial Septal Defect with the Figulla-Occlutech Device"

J Interven Cardiol 2015;9999:1–8

Article (2015)

Alexander van de Bruaene, Didier Stroobants, Edouard Benit

"Percutaneous closure of inter-atrial communications (atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale): single-centre experience and mid-term follow-up "

Acta Cardiol 2015; 70(2): 133-140 doi: 10.2143/AC.70.2.3073503

Article (May 7th, 2015)

Omer Goktekin, Mehmet Akif Vatankulu, Hakan Ozhan, Yasin Ay, Mehmet Ergelen, Abdurrahman Tasal, Cemalettin Aydin, Ziya İsmail, İsmail Ates, Ziyad Hijazi

"Early experience of percutaneous paravalvular leak closure using a novel Occlutech occluder"

EuroIntervention 2016;11:1195-1200

Article (April 2015)

Vikram Kudumula, MRCPCH; Demetris Taliotis, MRCPCH; Christopher Duke, FRCP

"The New Occlutech Duct Occluder: Immediate Results, Procedural Challenges, and Short-Term Follow-Up"

The Journal of Inva sive Cardiology®, Vol 27, Epub 2015 April 15

Case Report (April 2015)

M. A. Elbashier Abdelbasit,1* MBBS, MD, Mazeni Alwi,1MBBS, MRCP, Geetha Kandavello,1 MBBS, MRCP, Marhisham Che Mood,1 MD, Hasri Samion,1 MD, and Ziyad M. Hijazi,2 MD, MPH

"The New Occlutech PDA Occluder: Initial Human Experience"

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 00:00–00 (2015)

Case report (March 2015)

Ertugrul Ercan, Istemihan Tengiz, Ugur Turk, Ferhat Ozyurtlu, Emin Alioglu

"A new device for paravalvular leak closure"

J Geriatr Cardiol 2015; 12: 187−188. doi:10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2015.02.014

Case Report (2015)

Omer Goktekin,1 MD, Mehmet Akif Vatankulu,1 MD, Abdurrahman Tasal,1 MD, Osman S€onmez,1 MD, Halil Bas¸el,2 MD, Ufuk Topuz,3 MD, Mehmet Ergelen,1 MD, and Ziyad M. Hijazi,1,4* MD, MPH, FSCA

"Transcatheter Trans-Apical Closure of Paravalvular Mitral and Aortic Leaks Using a New Device: First in Man Experience"

Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 83:308–314 (2014)

Case Report (January 2015)

Mashail Alobaidan, A Saleem, H Abdo and J Simpson1

"Successful percutaneous closure of spiral atrial septal defect"

Echo Res Pract, Jan 7 2015

Article (December 2014)

Nikolaus A. Haas*, MD, PhD; Christoph M. Happel, MD, PhD; Dagmar B. Soetemann, cand. med.;
Andreas Hanslik, MD; Axel Moysich, MD; Deniz Kececioglu, MD, PhD; Kai Thorsten Laser, MD

"Optimal septum alignment of the Figulla® Flex occluder to the atrial septum in patients with secundum atrial septal defects "

EuroIntervention. 2014 Dec 16

Article (November 2014)

Francois Godart, Ali Houeijeh, Morgan Recher, Charles Francart, Anne-Sophie Polge, Marjorie Richardson, Marie-Andrée Cajotc, Alain Duhameld

"Transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect with the Figulla® ASD Occluder: A comparative study with the Amplatzer® Septal Occluder"

Archives of Cardiovascular Disease (2015) 108, 57—63

Case report (August 2014)

Suhair Omar Shebani, Gregory James Skinner, Christopher Duke

"ASD closure under pressure"

Shebani SO, et al. BMJ Case Rep 2014. doi:10.1136/bcr-2014-205493

Case Report (2013)

Roberto Baglini MD, PhD, Duccio Baldari MD, FESC, FACC, Andrea Amaducci A, MD and Giuseppe D’Ancona G, MD

"The new patent foramen ovale occluder FIGULLA in complex septal anatomy: a case series"

Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis (2013) 7(1) 21–26

Article (August 2013)

Mortezaeian H, Sayadpour Zanjani K, Malakan Rad E.

"Transcatheter Atrial Septal Defect Closure Using Occlutech Figulla Device: A Two-Center Experience."

J Teh Univ Heart Ctr 2013;8(4):197-201.

Article (July 2013)

Giovanni Romanelli, FRCPS, Richard W. Harper, FRACP and Philip M. Mottram, FRACP, PhD

"Transcatheter Closure of Secundum Atrial Septal Defects: Results in Patients with Large and Extreme Defects.."

Heart Lung Circulation 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2013.07.020

Received 11 April 2013; received in revised form 10 July2013; accepted 24 July 2013

Case Report (May 2013)

Alejandro Peirone, MD, FSCAI, Alejandro Contreras, MD, Pedro Zangroniz, MD and Carlos Pedra, MD, PhD

"Percutaneous Closure of Atrial Septal Defects in Patients with an Aberrant Retroaortic Coronary Artery: Is It Safe?

Congenit Heart Dis. 2013

Article (February 2013)

Rasha I. Ammar, MD and Ranya A. Hegazy, MD

"Transcatheter Closure of Secundum ASD Using Occlutech Figulla-N Device in Symptomatic Children Younger Than 2 Years of Age"

J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2013;25(2):76-79

Case Report (January 2012)

Bülent Demir, M.D., Hande Oktay Türeli, M.D., Gönül Kutlu, M.D., Osman Karakaya, M.D.

"Percutaneous closure of a postoperative residual atrial septal defect with the Occlutech Figulla Occluder device"

Türk Kardiyol Dern Ars - Arch Turk Soc Cardiol 2012; 40:55-58

Case Report (26 July 2011)

Wasana Hongkan, Kriangsak Thongchairprasit and Kritvikrom Durongpistkul

"Transcatheter Closure of Atrial Septal Defect in a Patient with Cor Triatriatum Sinister and Atrial Septal Defect"

Case reports in Cardiology, Volyme 2011, Article ID740981, 3 pages

Article (April 2010)

Erdogan Ilkay, M.D., Fehmi Kacmaz, M.D.,* özcan özeke, M.D., Rahsan Sarper Turan, M.D., Sakine Firat, M.D.,Kutluk Pampal, M.D., Esra özer, M.D., Selcuk Bilgin, M.D.

"The efficiency and safety of percutaneous closure of secundum atrial septal defects with the Occlutech Figulla device: Initial clinical experience"

Türk Kardiyol Dern Ars 2010; 38:189-193

Article (4 March 2010)

Carlos A. C. Pedra, Simone R. F. Pedra, Rodrigo N. Costa Sérgio L. N. Braga, César A. Esteves, Valmir F. Fontes

"Experiência Inicial no Fechamento Percutâneo da Comunicação Interatrial Tipo Ostium Secundum com a Prótese Figulla"

Rev Bras Cardiol Invasiva. 2010;18(1):81-8

Article (5 February 2010)

Selcuk Pala, M.D., Göksel Acar, M.D., Kursat Tigen, M.D., Cevat Kirma, M.D.

"Percutaneous retrieval of an interatrial septal occluder device embolized into the aortic arch"

Türk Kardiyol Dern Ars - Arch Turk Soc Cardiol 2010;38(7):502-504

Article (12 January 2010)

Florian Krizanic, MD, Horst Sievert, MD, Dietrich Pfeiffer, MD, Thomas Konorza, MD, Markus Ferrari, MD, Ziyad Hijazi, MD, Christian Jung, MD, Alexander Lauten, MD, Hans Reiner Figulla, MD, PhD

"The Occlutech Figulla PFO and ASD Occluder: A New Nitinol Wire Mesh Device for Closure of Atrial Septal Defects"

VASIVE CARDIOL 2010;22:182-187

Article (2009)

Aysenur Pac, M.D., Tugcinbora Polat, M.D., llker Cetin, M.D., Mehmet Burhan Oflaz, M.D., and Sevket Balli, M.D.

"Figulla ASD Occluder versus Amplatzer Septal Occluder: A Comparative Study on Validation of a Novel Device for Percutaneous Closure"

Journal of Interventional Cardiology, 2009

Case Report (Summer 2008)

L Abushaban MD, R Mittal MD, Z M Hijazi MD

"The Occlutech Figulla ASD Occluder: new device to close secundum atrial septal defects"

Cardiology International Summer 2008

Article (11 August 2008)

Florian Krizanic, Horst Sievert, Dietrich Pfeiffer, Thomas Konorza, Markus Ferrari, Hans-Reiner Figulla

"Clinical Evaluation of a novel occluder device (Occlutech) for percutaneous transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO)"

Clin Res Cardiol 97:872-877 (2008)

Case Report (20 May 2008)

Radoslaw Krecki, Jan Zbigniew Peruga, Michal Plewka, Maria Krzemifiska-Pakula and Jaroslaw Damian Kasprzak

"Implantation of an Occlutech Figulla PFO occluder in a patient with patent foramen ovale and history of embolic stroke"

Cardiology Journal 2008, Vol. 15, No 4, pp 380-383

Case Report (3 November 2007)

Ali Halabi, MD and Ziyad M. Hijazi, MD, MPH, FSCAI

"A New Device to Close Secundum Atrial Septal Defects: First Clinical Use to Close Multiple Defects in a child"

Published on behalf of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)