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Cardiac Center of Texas again tops the innovation and technology application for Cardiac patients.

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MCKINNEY, Texas, March 15, 2017

Cardiac Center of Texas again tops the innovation and technology application for Cardiac patients.

Dr. Akram Khan implanted the first FDA/Medicare approved PFO closure device at Medical Center of Plano on March 13, 2017.  The patient had cryptogenic stroke with PFO and obvious right to left intracardiac shunt.


The St. Jude Medical AMPLATZER™ PFO Occluder is indicated for percutaneous transcatheter closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) to reduce the risk of recurrent ischemic stroke in patients predominately between the ages of 18 and 60 years, who have had a cryptogenic stroke due to a presumed paradoxical embolism, as determined by a neurologist and cardiologist following an evaluation to exclude known causes of ischemic stroke.


 Safe. Effective. Reproducible.

With the AMPLATZER PFO Occluder, you have access to a safe, effective and reproducible solution for PFO patients at risk for recurrent ischemic stroke. Both the device and procedure are:

  • Safe: Data from the RESPECT clinical trial showed low rates of Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) related to the device (2.0%) and procedure (2.4%) for the Device group.
  • Effective: Long-term follow-up data (average 5.9 years) from the RESPECT clinical trial shows a significant 45% relative risk reduction in favor of PFO closure with the AMPLATZER PFO device for prevention of any recurrent ischemic stroke, and a 62% relative risk reduction for prevention of recurrent ischemic stroke of unknown mechanism (cryptogenic).
  • Reproducible: 99% technical success and 96.1% procedural success.



CCTX has been serving Collin County since 2003.  We take pride in providing the best care and all diagnostic testing under one roof.  CCTX is equipped with a state of the art 64 slice CT for Heart Scans and Coronary Angiography.  We treat all aspects of cardiovascular disease including PFO, Coronary Artery Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Varicose Veins, Carotid and Abdominal Aneurysm, Stroke, Deep Vein Thrombosis, and Arrhythmia.  Dr. M. Akram Khan has vast experience in complex coronary intervention.  He also performs angioplasty to unclog leg vessels to improve blood flow in the legs.  For more information about CCTx, visit or call 972-529-6939.



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