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Heart and Vessels

, Volume 34, Issue 10, pp 1663–1664 | Cite as

Correction to: Percutaneous transcatheter closure of high-risk patent foramen ovale in the elderly

  • Hiroya TakafujiEmail author
  • Shinobu Hosokawa
  • Riyo Ogura
  • Yoshikazu Hiasa
Open Access
Correction

Correction to: Heart and Vessels  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00380-019-01379-0

In the original publication of the article, the below sentence were garbled.

A list of errata is as follows:
  1. 1.

    In Abstract the sentence from “Between September 2012 and October 2018, 14 patients 60 years old with high-risk PFO underwent percutaneous closure to prevent recurrence of cerebrovascular events” is wrongly published, the correct sentence is as follows “Between September 2012 and October 2018, 14 patients ≥ 60 years old with high-risk PFO underwent percutaneous closure to prevent recurrence of cerebrovascular events”.

     
  2. 2.

    In Introduction the sentence from “However, most studies did not include elderly patients (age 60 years)” is wrongly published, the correct sentence is as follows “However, most studies did not include elderly patients (age ≥ 60 years)”.

     
  3. 3.

    In Methods under the section “Indication of percutaneous PFO closure and definition of high-risk PFO” the sentence from “If these TEE findings were confirmed, the brain–heart team consisting of an interventional cardiologist and neurologist discussed whether to perform percutaneous closure or medical follow-up, also taking into account each patient’s frailty and activities of daily living performance” is wrongly published, the correct sentence is as follows “If these TEE findings were confirmed, the brain–heart team consisting of an interventional cardiologist and neurologist discussed whether to perform percutaneous closure or medical follow-up, also taking into account each patient’s frailty and activities of daily living performance”.

    The sentence starting from “Shunt bubble grade was classified according to the number of passing bubbles from the right to the left atrium: grade 0, none; grade 1, 1–5 bubbles; grade 2, 6–20 bubbles; grade 3, 20 bubbles” has been wrongly published, the correct sentence is as follows “Shunt bubble grade was classified according to the number of passing bubbles from the right to the left atrium: grade 0, none; grade 1, 1–5 bubbles; grade 2, 6–20 bubbles; grade 3,  ≥ 20 bubbles”.

    Also the sentence from “We defined high-risk PFO as follows: (1) long tunnel 10 mm and PFO separation height 2 mm” to “We defined high-risk PFO as follows: (1) long tunnel ≥ 10 mm and PFO separation height ≥ 2 mm”.

     
  4. 4.

    Methods

    Medications after percutaneous PFO closure, the sentence from “After percutaneous PFO closure, medications were prescribed according to the interventional cardiologist and neurologist’s judgment.” Has been wrongly published, the correct sentence is as follows “After percutaneous PFO closure, medications were prescribed according to the interventional cardiologist and neurologist’s judgment”.

     
  5. 5.

    In Table 2, the second column is wrongly published as “Long tunnel ≧ 0 mm (%)”, the correct line is “Long tunnel ≥ 10 mm (%)”. Also the column four is wrongly published as “Height ≧ 2 mm (%)” the correct sentence is as follows “Height ≥ 2 mm (%)”.

     
  6. 6.
    In References some reference are published incorrectly, the correct reference is as follows,
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The original article has been corrected.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CardiologyTokushima Red Cross HospitalKomatsushimaJapan

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