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2020 Sep

Postepy Kardiol Interwencyjnej



Impact of percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure on migraine headaches in patients with history of ischemic neurological events.


Przemysław W, Spisak-Borowska K, Bochenek T, Konarska-Kuszewska E, Machowski J, Trusz-Gluza M, Bajor G, Mizia-Stec K, Giblett JP, Calvert PA
Postepy Kardiol Interwencyjnej. 2020 Sep; 16(3):315-320.
PMID: 33597997.


Observational studies have shown that migraine has been associated with patent foramen ovale (PFO). Whilst studies investigating PFO closure for the treatment of migraine have been neutral, there is some evidence that symptoms of migraine may improve if the PFO was closed after ischemic stroke.