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Date Joined Dec 2015
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   Posted 1/22/2016 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I am trying to communicate with Jodie 333 regarding her experience with PFO closure. How are you now?

I am scheduled to have PFO closure in 5 days.
I am 55, had a cryptogenic stroke in May 2015.

I am healthy, no signs of cause of stroke when looking at usual causes, and so the medical team thinks the it is going to reduce the possibility of a recurring stroke, by 75%.

I asked to be tested for nickel allergy as the gore device contains 50% Nickel. I was told it is unlikely I would be allergic. Then I tested positive. I was told it is unlikely I will have a reaction, but NO GUARANTEE.

I tested for LOW sensitivity.

I am feeling my options are to trust destiny, hope i do not have another stroke by the grace of nature.... OR, have the PFO closure and trust a team that has done 1200 procedures with 2% or less complications. The Surgeon has done 400 procedures.

I am reading about the afib which concerns me. I am concerned about the possibility of having the device explanted, in the case of a reaction to nickel.

I am interested to hear from anyone who has thoughts or experience they would like to share. Particularly the progression of healing from Month 1 to Month 6 post surgery.... an I welcome also the stories of anyone who has ideas or is several years past procedure.

Thanks you!

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Date Joined Jan 2018
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   Posted 1/17/2018 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   

I registered specifically to get any updates you may have on your PFO closure? how are things? can you provide any information on your progress ?


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Date Joined Dec 2015
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   Posted 1/17/2018 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, yes I had the procedure.

The actual procedure was less painful or invasive then getting a filling.

All is well, I do not feel any different then before my procedure, I am vary active with exercise,
I am eating exceptionally clean diet. I do not have any symptoms to report as negative or concerning.
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