Has anyone besides me had their PFO repaired with the Gore Helix device? My cardiologist showed me the other devices, but this is the one he, clearly, prefers, tho. it's apparetly quite new,and studies not completed yet (not sure if my Ins. will cover my procedure...sigh). As an artist, I liked what appeared to be a rather elegant design, though of course that doesn't mean it's better. I believe mine is large, a "3" (not sure 3 what, I'll ask my cardiologist when I see him tomorrow).
Should I post this as a new topic?
I did not have that device. I had an Amplatz Occluder "installed". I have "met" a lot of people online on other boards that have had the Gore Helix. I did not hear anything bad or negative about
You must swing by after your procedure. I had a very large PFO for my heart. My DR used a 25mm device. Since my defect was so HUGE, I felt an immediate difference. I have NEVER had this much energy in my entire life.
In face, as you may have seen in some of these other posts, I have been overdoing it!
I'm having problems with PSVT (which may have been present before the surgery) and some PVC (skipped beat sensation). They did not kick in till about
the middle of the month. I had my closure done on 9/2. Now, I also went back to work (I have a very physical job) and that is also when I noticed the sudden and dramatic problem of PSVT and PVCs. I wish I could take a lot of time off and relax to see if they would go away or decrease.
Please return and let us know how it goes!