going in on 7/21 for PFO closure

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   Posted 7/11/2011 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am now 53 and generally totally healthy and extremely active other than: an unexplained "they thought I had a heart attack at age 23", then fine until 46 when I had two TIAs and just recently had a stroke/TIA (which left me unable to walk normal, think clearly, constant migraines for the first time in my life, etc.). All those symptoms disappeared after a 3 months thank goodness although still getting random shortness of breath and apparently blood is occasionally not getting to one eye causing some vision issues. This recent episode revealed a PFO. I am very excited to get it closed and am having it done on 7/21 and absolutely can not wait. Will keep you posted on progress. Wish I would have know earlier, however now have a new appreciation for life that just maybe had to be learned the hard way (for someone hard-headed like me-ha)! My best to all here...I know the sharing helps us all!

47yrmale w/pfo closure
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   Posted 7/13/2011 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
coadster, I just had PFO closure Surgery on 6/28/11, Two weeks now and feel great! Had Stroke on 6/3/11. I wish you all the best with your upcoming surgery. you'll be fine.

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   Posted 7/20/2011 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a PFO closer in 2007 after a mild stroke 3 months earlier. Is anyone out ther POST PFO for 1 year or more? And if so, is anyhone having any side affects? For instance, I just recently found out my EKG reading is abnormal - not the same as it was before the procedure. I'm curious to see if anyone else has had any issues.
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