A Gross Case of Lack of Surgical Oversight in PFO Closure


Why is it so difficult to prevent unnecessary medical procedures in the US Healthcare System? This was the subheading of a recent article in the Politics section of the Atlantic on August 13,2021 by Chris Outcalt that caught my eye after a Google alert for stroke and PFO flagged it for me. Image Source: The …

A new defensive position for Kris Letang : Stroke Defense


Article by David Dansereau-Know-Stroke.org What type of “D” will be best for Kris Letang following his stroke ? Kris Letang’s recent stroke and press surrounding what may have contributed to it (doctors found a small PFO) are certainly making waves again about PFO closure.  Will he be able to play professional hockey again?  It is …

Is PFO closure Back in the “Dark Ages”?


Are Closure Devices for Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) safe? Do they offer a better quality of life over medical management? Should you exercise with/without closure? What exercises are safe? Can you have sex with a PFO? Should you fly? Is scuba safe? Is device erosion a real risk? Will my …