Hello there, I was tested for a TIA but nothing was ever found - no PFO.
Patients who have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) may be placed on some type of blood thinner medication, such as aspirin, plavix (clopidogrel), or coumadin (warfarin) to prevent recurrent stroke.
The risks and long-term benefits of using percutaneous occlusion devices to treat patients with PFO are not yet determined. This type of treatment generally is recommended only for patients taking medication to reduce their risk of blood clots who have a second stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA, or "mini stroke") thought to be caused by PFO.
I would revisit your Dr. about repairing your PFO or discuss why you are not a candidate if this is the problem.
I wish you the best and let us know what the Dr. has to say.
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