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Learn from key opinion leaders by viewing on-demand digital content on a variety of topics related to PFO closure.

PFO closure virtual education

Easily access educational content at your convenience. The on-demand webinars below are presented by key opinion leaders on topics related to patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure.​

Collaborative and Data-Driven Management of the PFO-Associated Stroke Patient

Dr. Jeffrey Saver and Professor Jong-Sung Kim, experts in stroke patient care, discuss their approaches to effectively manage the PFO-associated stroke patient, starting from the stroke workup to post-procedural care.

Peter Borgstrom, PhD
Jeffrey Saver, MD
Jong-Sung Kim, MD

Heart and Brain Clinic Teams: Shaping New Clinical Practices in Japan

Physicians from the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC) in Osaka, Japan share how the formation of a multidisciplinary unit has helped to better address stroke patients’ needs and concerns, improving patient care. The webinar utilizes two case studies to illustrate how shared decision making about PFO closure through the heart-brain team works at NCVC.

Kazunori Toyoda, MD, PhD
Masashi Amano, MD
Masayuki Shiozawa, MD
Kenji Moriuchi, MD

Heart and Brain Clinic Teams: Shaping New Clinical Practices in China

Physicians from Beijing Tiantan Hospital, China share how the formation of a Heart-Brain multidisciplinary team has created better collaboration between cardiology and neurology to treat stroke patients. Learnings from their experience in implementing the Heart-Brain Team program, and best practices for patient consultation for PFO closure are highlighted in the webinar.

Zening Jin, MD, PhD
Wanliang Du, MD

PFO Meet the Expert

This webinar presents the neurologist’s view on incorporating PFO screening from non-standard to standard practice and highlights the benefits of the collaboration between neurologists and cardiologists to set up a Heart-Brain clinic to treat stroke patients.

Kazunori Toyoda, MD, PhD
Nicole R. Gonzales, MD

Stroke Prevention in PFO Patients: Heart-Brain Ways of Working

Physicians from Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia share their collaboration approach between neurology and cardiology to treat stroke patients and identify appropriate candidates for PFO closure. The physicians also discuss the latest stroke guidelines.

Vincent Thijs, MD, PhD
Matias Yudi, MD

Stroke prevention update: A focus on PFO Closure

Dr. Saver covers the recent practice advisory update published by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) on secondary stroke prevention and its recommendation of PFO closure over medical management alone for the appropriately selected patients.

Jeffrey Saver, MD
Professor and Associate Vice-Chair of Neurology, UCLA
Director of the UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center
Los Angeles, CA

Optimizing PFO Management: Lessons from Brain-Heart Teams

This webinar features two vascular neurologists at different institutions sharing their individual approaches to collaborating with cardiology to help reduce the risk of a recurrent stroke in patients with a PFO.

Nicole Gonzales, MD
Professor of Neurology
UT Health – The University of Texas
Health Science Center of Houston

Karen Orjuela, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Associate Program Director, Neurohospitalist Fellowship
University of Colorado

Individualizing PFO Stroke Prevention: “The Clot Thickens” in the Age of COVID-19

Dr. Ning shares her approach to personalizing treatment for stroke patients using PFO-specific risk factors, and she provides an update in the age of COVID-19.

MingMing Ning, MD
Co-Director, Cardio-Neurology Division
Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Asia Pacific Heart Brain Summit - 2020

Watch Abbott’s 2020 Asia Pacific Heart & Brain Summit where we work with a multi-disciplinary group of physicians to advance device-based stroke risk reduction therapies in Asia Pacific, with a focus on the latest clinical guidelines and clinical best practices.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Christoph Diener

Professor of Neurology Emeritus, Medical Faculty of the University Duisburg-Essen, Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Germany

Prof. Thorsten Lewalter

Professor of Internal Medicine-Cardiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Dr. Song Hai Qing

Chief Physician in the Department of Neurology, Xuanwu Hospital, China

Dr. Matthew Brooks

Interventional Cardiologist, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia

The content herein represents the independent opinions and medical judgement of the contributor(s).

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