Published in Pain and Central Nervous System Week, September 29th, 2003
The small hole was nonsurgically closed by placing an umbrella device through a catheter into the heart defect (transcatheter PFO closure). Given that up to half of patients with migraine with aura - that is migraine with perfidious neurological symptoms preceding the headaches - have been found to live with such a small heart defect, this could be a novel treatment for prevention of migraine, noted Dr. Stephan Windecker and colleagues, Swiss Cardiovascular Center, Bern,...
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