What is a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure?

A PFO is a hole in between the top chambers of the heart (atria). This in itself is not pathological as one in four adults have it.  However, the presence of a PFO  with a  cryptogenic stroke (no clear cause identified) may be an indication for closure. A surgical closure of the PFO is done for patients < 60 yr with unclear cause for stroke despite extensive workup to reduce recurrence of another stroke. In the procedure your doctor will guide the placement of a patent foramen ovale closure device - which becomes a permanent implant - that will close the hole (prevent the flaps from opening) in the heart wall.

HeartPlace Physicians Who Perform This Procedure:


HeartPlace Methodist Richardson - Renner

3001 East President George Bush Hwy

Suite 175

Richardson, Texas 75082

Phone: 214-635-5701

Fax: 844-289-7691

Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (M-F)

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