Learn how a septal occluder device can reduce your risk of stroke.

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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.

Meet Our Providers

Thomas Keller, Jr., MD, FACC, FSCAI - Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare

Dr. Keller received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, where he graduated cum laude. Dr. Keller earned his medical degree from Wright State University in Dayton, OH. He completed his combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric residency at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. Following his residency, Dr. Keller completed a fellowship in adult cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He is also trained in carotid stenting and interventional endovascular peripheral procedures. Dr. Keller is board certified in pediatrics, internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is board eligible in endovascular peripheral intervention. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.


Christopher Rogers, DO, FACC, FSCAI - Bronson Advanced Cardiac Healthcare

Dr. Rogers received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a rotating internship at Lansing General Hospital and an internal medicine residency at Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. Dr. Rogers has also completed fellowships in adult cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology from Wayne State University. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, and is also a peripheral vascular interventionalist. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.


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