BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY TOWARDS PREVENTING CRYPTOGENIC STROKE

If you’ve had a stroke due to an unknown cause, learn how you may be able to prevent another with the Amplatzer™ PFO Occluder.

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One week after her PFO closure, Christine was back on the treadmill running 5 miles an hour.

After Christine Lee’s stroke at age 33, her neurologist ordered a transesophageal echocardiogram to look for a PFO. Nearly six months after her first stroke, she had a TIA. Her neurologist then made a referral to an interventional cardiologist, and he recommended she get the PFO closure procedure within seven days.

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I’ve had so many emails from readers who say their neurologist won’t make that referral to an interventional cardiologist. They just won’t. They want to know the name of my cardiologist, because they’re so desperate.”

— Christine Lee, USA

Alan is back to walking 12 miles a day

After suffering from a cryptogenic stroke at a young age, Alan Whitstable’s doctors discovered that he had a PFO. Since the PFO closure procedure, he has more energy and is back to his normal routine. Click on the video to hear about his experience.

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As an employee of the Royal Mail postal service, “I’m back on full delivery, walking nearly 12 miles a day. Now it gets to be 8:00 at night, and I’m still bouncing off the walls, full of energy. I feel that I owe everyone who was involved a massive thank you.”

— Alan Whitstable, England

Six months after his PFO closure, Tim is back to his busy accounting practice and daily workouts.

After Tim Karniewich’s stroke at age 52, his neurologist ordered a transesophageal echocardiogram as part of a stroke workup. Results identified a PFO, and Tim’s neurologist referred him to an interventional cardiologist.

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I went in for the procedure three months after the stroke and was pretty much back to normal. We went out to eat that night, and I felt like a million bucks. Today, I feel like a new man.”

— Tim Karniewich, USA
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