Have you had a cryptogenic stroke? PFO closure has helped thousands of people just like you.
Every year, 15 million people around the world suffer from a stroke . In nearly 25% of strokes, the cause cannot be detected despite standard testing – these are called cryptogenic strokes.²
Research has shown that around 50% of young adults who’ve had a cryptogenic stroke have a hole between the left and right atrium of their heart, called a patent foramen ovale (PFO)². This condition is a potential underlying cause of a cryptogenic stroke. However, you can greatly reduce the risk of another stroke by having the PFO closed with a PFO occluder.