This research looks at treatment options for patent foramen ovale (PFO) patient's with recurrent cryptogenic strokes. Surgical, drug therapy, and percutaneous closure options were explored to determine the safest, most effective forms of treatment for the patients. Several clinical trials were evaluated to show the success of the PFO closure device. A patients case was studied to understand why they were considered for the percutaneous treatment option. Several images and descriptions are provided to demonstrate the process of placing the device. A description of post procedure care and imaging was also provided to show how a physician deems the procedure successful.
Patent Foramen Ovale, Cryptogenic Strokes, treatment options
Medicine and Health Sciences
Troutman, Megan, "Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Devices for Preventing Recurrent Cryptogenic Strokes" (2020). Student Research Poster Presentations 2020. 36.