Closure decision

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Date Joined Feb 2012
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   Posted 2/23/2012 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a 61 year young male with diagnosis of a PFO in March 2010. I have consulted with a well-known doctor here at Duke and wish to have this done so that I can get back to running. I was doing 2-5 miles, 5 days/week but now am afraid to continue at that pace due to a clot-related stroke in the fall of 2009.
For those of you who have had the closure, I request your advice and the thought processes you employed to make the decision to close.
After reading some posts here, I understand there are varied experiences during recovery. Advice in that realm would also be appreciated.
I have a friend whose 18-year old son experienced a temporary loss of his left side after a PFO-related stroke during a soccer game. I will in-turn pass on any of the advice received here, to him in hopes that he will consider a closure, as well.
Thank you, all in advance and Good Luck with your recovery for the future.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 2/24/2012 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to HealingWell, we are very happy to have you here with us. I do not have any personal experince with closure but I know other members here do so I hope someone is able to advice you re the procedure.

I wish you the very best as you go into surgery. 

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