After an average of 33 weeks of follow-up, 58.7% of the 46 patients reported complete migraine relief, and another 13.0% reported significant relief. In patients with aura, 73.5% of 34 patients who had successful closure of the heart defect later said they were free of migraine attacks.
Because patients had no expectations of migraine relief prior to or following patent foramen ovale closure, the possibility of a placebo effect is unlikely."
I am enrolled in a research study and will find out on March 16th whether I have PFO and if so, what the next step will be. I will keep you all posted. Sorry I have been scarce...the migraine monster is on full time right now.