27 year old recovering from Stroke as a result of PFO

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   Posted 6/29/2008 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, I am 27 years old and am recovering from a stroke. The cause of my stroke was PFO. My doctor told me that the hole is so small that they don't think it's necessary to operate. I will be taking Plavix for awhile. Has anyone else had a stoke this young? How is everyone coping with PFO? Is there anyone here who has had a stoke as a result of PFO but didn't have it closed? 

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 6/30/2008 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi ShickiDee,
After my TIA and when I was going through my own PFO/ASA process my neurologist was telling me about two patients of hers that had strokes the month before mine.  Like me, both women had no other factors other than PFO that could cause a stroke. One was 24 and had a more mild stroke that she was able to recover from with no long term problems. The other women was 36 and had a more severe stroke that caused left side paralysis and blindness. The 36 year old elected to have her PFO closed while the 24 year old decided not to have hers closed. She's also not on any drugs right now. She was willing to take the risk because she wants to have children before she thinks about having the closure procedure done.
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