First you will receive a sedating medicine to help you relax. You will also receive a local anesthetic. Once you are relaxed and comfortable, your doctor will begin the procedure.
Your doctor will make a small incision (cut) and insert a tube called a catheter into your groin area. The Amplatzer Talisman PFO Occluder travels inside the catheter. Your doctor will guide the catheter through your body to your heart.
Then your doctor will place the Amplatzer Talisman PFO Occluder across your PFO. Cardiac imaging tools will help your doctor confirm that the occluder is in the right position before removing the catheter. Then your doctor will remove the catheters. The occluder will stay in your heart.
You will be resting in the recovery room in about 2 hours.