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@pks3carlson

I am 77 and have had 2 previous minor strokes and 2 TIAs. They discovered the open PFO 2 years ago. My cardiologist recommended that I not get the PFO closure. I do not have Afib. I am currently taking Plavix and BP medicine.

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Thanks, did your cardiologist say why you shouldn't get the closure? Also, did the 2 minor strokes cause you any cognitive problems? I've had one stroke and it gave me some problems remembering words and having difficulty getting the right words out when talking. My stroke was in the language area of my left posterior lobe. I'm also on Plavix and baby aspirin. My neurologist says I have a 20% chance of my next stroke.
Best to you.