Referring physician brochure

Get informed on PFO closure efficacy, safety, the procedure, and how to select appropriate patients for the procedure.

 

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PFO closure patient selection educational guide

Learn about a three-step process for evaluation of stroke to help identify patients most likely to benefit from PFO closure.

 

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New England Journal of Medicine article

Read three postitive PFO studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

 

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Is your stroke patient a candidate for PFO closure?

Learn key points to consider when evaluating cryptogenic stroke patients and how to utilize the RoPE score to determine if PFO closure should be considered.

 

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Do PFO characteristics determine recurrent stroke risk?

Learn about the evidence available on the effects of PFO size/morphology in the reduction in recurrent stroke.

 

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Case study: To close or not to close? 58-year-old female

See what factors were considered to determine if patient was right for PFO closure.

 

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Case study: To close or not to close? 20-year-old female

See what factors were considered to determine if patient was right for PFO closure.

 

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Case study: To close or not to close? 70-year-old male

See what factors were considered to determine if patient was right for PFO closure.

 

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Gore REDUCE Clinical Trial results

Learn about the efficacy and safety of PFO closure to reduce recurrent stroke.

 

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GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder Device for PFO closure

See an animation of PFO closure implant procedure.

 

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Talking to your patient about PFO and stroke

Clarify how a PFO can contribute to a stroke and what your patient can expect with PFO closure.

 

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PFO panel discussion: AFIB and cardiac monitoring

A panel discussion: Are there biomarkers of occult AFIB? Is Apple Watch the future for cardiac monitoring? AFIB and ESUS - do you close?

 

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PFO detection: What's the gold standard - TCD, TTE, or TEE?

A review and comparison of the different methods used to detect a PFO.

 

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PFO stroke trials: The past, the recent, and the future

A review of REDUCE, RESPECT, CLOSURE, CLOSE, PICSS, PC, and DEFENSE-PFO Trials

 

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