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what is the surgery to close a pfo?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Percutaneously: It can be done without surgery using a special catheter called an "amplatzer occluder".
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
PFO: There are open heart procedures to patch the hole in the atrial wall as well as transcatheter procedures to close the hole.

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