Posted 10/9/2010 9:16 AM (GMT -7)
58 year old male here. In early July I experienced a mild TIA the morning after several days of very hard physical labor. A PFO was discovered through the subsequent TEE. For treatment my neurologist would have me take an aspirin a day, but my cardiologist prescribed Coumadin and wants to install the Amplatz closure device. I'm taking Coumadin, and Simvastatin as a precaution, my cholesterol readings are all good. I don't like the side effects of the drugs and I haven't committed to the implant.
So I'm lurking around gathering information to help me decide about long term treatment. I've seen the Cleveland Clinic website and have read about the CLOSURE 1 study, however this is my first support group. I was introduced to this site by an employee of my insurance company. Would gratefully appreciate any links or knowledge you can share.
Nice to meet you all.