PFO and CardioSeal info


Source: ClevelandClinic.org Patent Foramen Ovale Your septum The septum is the muscular wall separating the heart into the left and right sides. The atrial septum is the wall separating the atria (the two upper chambers). The ventricular septum is the wall separating the ventricles (the two lower chambers). Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) The foramen ovale …

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A Hole in the Heart-Good PFO Tipsheet by stroke.org


Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and Stroke Source: stroke.org and AMA Medical Have you had a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack or mini-stroke) "out of the blue" with no obvious risk factors? Did doctors check to see if the stroke or TIA may have been caused by a "hole" in the heart called a patent …

A reply to Tedy Bruschi’s “Never Give Up” book


I sent this letter off back in August of 2007.  I've been inspired by the recent phone calls and posts that have come in with stories all too similar to mine. Because of these stories, I'm going to begin to fill in the gaps of my stroke story and timeine with the purpose of helping …