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PFO Closure and Stroke Risk Reduction

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Get closure and peace-of-mind with a PFO OCCLUDER

Fear of having another stroke can be overwhelming. Especially when you don’t know what caused your first stroke and you know you are at risk for another stroke. Closing your patent foramen ovale (PFO) with a PFO occluder is proven to reduce the risk of having another stroke. Guidelines from multiple physician societies around the world support PFO closure in select patients

There are a variety of PFO occluder designs. Many are composed of small metal discs that can be placed in your heart to close the PFO through a minimally invasive, catheter-based technique. A PFO occluder is designed to stop the blood flow and potential clots through the PFO. The PFO closure procedure does not require open heart surgery.

PFO occluder is a PFO closure device that helps with stroke risk reduction

Proven to lower the risk of recurrent stroke

Multiple studies have shown that in patients who have had the PFO closure procedure along with medicine that reduces blood clots, the relative risk of having another stroke was reduced 59% compared to patients who only received medicine.¹

PFO occluders have been shown to be far more effective at lowering stroke risk than medicine alone.2

How is a PFO Occluder implanted?

Find out what to expect during and after this minimally invasive procedure.

Learn about the procedure
  1. Messé SR, Gronseth GS, Kent DM, et al. Practice Advisory update summary: Patent foramen ovale and secondary stroke prevention. Neurology. 2020;94:876-885.
  2. Saver JL, Carroll JD, Thaler DE, et al. Long-term outcomes of patent foramen ovale closure or medical therapy after stroke. N Engl J Med. 2017;377:1022-32.
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