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Stroke and PFO

Up to 40% have unknown causes. This can be due to a PFO in 60% of cases. We now refer to these cases as “PFO-related stroke".

Decompression Illness and PFO

SCUBA divers who suffer from decompression illness are extremely likely to have a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) or Atrial Septal Defect (ASD).

Migraine and PFO link

Our studies show that for some people, a cardiac condition, known as a PFO, is a major contributing factor to migraine with aura.

Screening for a PFO

The 'gold standard' screening for a 'hole in the heart' misses up to 15% of PFOs. Instead we use a tool that's safer, faster & more accurate

How do I know if I have a PFO?

As it turns out, the most accurate and non-invasive way to test for a hole in the heart is not to look at heart, but to look at the brain!

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