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Why would I not want to have a PFO closed?

Why would I not want to have a PFO closed? With the lack of stamina, etc., wouldn't my quality of life improve with the hole blocked?  

submitted by Brandi from Decatur, Texas on 4/27/2013

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Neil E. Strickman, MD  

Neil E. Strickman, MDThe data has been reviewed by the FDA on multiple occasions with no conclusive evidence that patients benefit from the procedure. That’s the bottom line.   

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