Improvement of migraine headaches after percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale for secondary prevention of paradoxical embolism.

@article{Wahl2010ImprovementOM,
  title={Improvement of migraine headaches after percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale for secondary prevention of paradoxical embolism.},
  author={Andreas Wahl and Fabien Praz and Tony Tai and Oliver Findling and Nazan B. Walpoth and Krassen Nedeltchev and Markus Schwerzmann and Stephan Windecker and H P Mattle and Bernhard Meier},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2010},
  volume={96 12},
  pages={967-73}
}
OBJECTIVES Patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been linked to migraine, and an improvement in migraine prevalence or frequency has been reported after PFO closure for other reasons. We sought to identify whether there is a specific patient population of migraineurs which may be more susceptible to benefiting from PFO closure. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary care centre. Participants 603 consecutive patients undergoing percutaneous PFO closure for secondary prevention of… CONTINUE READING
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