MAKE STROKE PREVENTION A PRIORITY.

The fear of having another stroke can be overwhelming. With the Amplatzer™ PFO, your doctor may be able to significantly reduce the risk of stroke reoccurrence.

Cryptogenic Stroke

PREVENTING RECURRING STROKE WITH THE AMPLATZER PFO OCCLUDER

Patients who have had the PFO closure procedure have experienced up to 97% reduction in their risk of a recurring stroke.1 A randomized trial showed a significantly lower risk of recurrent stroke with the Amplatzer PFO occluder than with medical therapy alone.2 With a proven track record of more than 100,000 devices3 implanted globally over 25 years, the Amplatzer PFO Occluder is relied upon by thousands of physicians around the world.

97% Reduction

FIND A PFO CLOSURE CENTER NEAR YOU

PREVENTING RECURRING CRYPTOGENIC STROKE WITH THE AMPLATZER™ PFO OCCLUDER

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PFO CLOSURE PROCEDURE?

“The PFO closure procedure is one of the safest and most effective cardiac interventional procedures I perform. With proper patient selection, procedure planning, and an experienced team, it should be possible to complete the procedure in one hour. Often patients can be discharged the same day or the next morning.”

—Dr. John. D Carroll
Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

REFERENCES:

  1. Mas J-L, Derumeaux G, Guillon B, et al. Patent foramen ovale closure or anticoagulation vs. antiplatelets after stroke. N Engl J Med. 2017; 377: 1011-21.
  2. Saver JL, Carroll JD, Thaler DE, et al. Long-term outcomes of patent foramen ovale closure or medical therapy after stroke. N. Engl J Med. 2017;377:1022–32.
  3. Abbott (2018). Internal Sales Data 1996-2018.