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    djkaz posted:
    got some info for you. Look up PFO. patent foramen ovale, a heart condition.
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    Timothy Collins, MD responded:
    The only placebo/sham controlled trial published so far found no effect at all on migraine with PFO closure.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18316488

    This is the only controlled trial published. ALL the other published information is uncontrolled series of patients, mostly selected for presence of a PFO. In this study, they selected patients based on their migraines, looked for a PFO, and closed the PFO in 2/3 of the patients (1/3 of patients had a cardiac cath, but did not have the PFO closed). The patients and treating MD did not know who had a closed PFO. (this was a blinded study)


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