Septal Occluder Device
If you an atrial septal defect or patent foramen ovale (PFO) and have experienced a stroke, a septal occluder device might be a good option for you. This device may decrease your risk of stroke and allow you to stop taking blood thinners.
A PFO is an opening in your heart that normally closes after birth. Most do not know that they have PFO because they don't show any symptoms. However, if you have unexplained strokes or migraines, this could be due to PFO.
The septal occluder device has been used in babies with PFO since 2002, and was approved for use in adults with cryptogenic stroke in 2016. Cryptogenic means reason or cause for this kind of stroke is unknown.
Amplatzer Septal Occluder Device
Learn how this device can help stop blood clots and reduce your risk of stroke.
Trust the experienced team of heart doctors
Our team consist of interventional cardiologists, cardiologists with expertise in echocardiography, cardiac anesthesiologist, cath lab staff and structural heart program coordinator. Our goal is to create an individualized treatment plan to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
If you think a septal occluder device might be for your, talk to one of our cardiac specialists.