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Are migraines and a prior PFO related in a child?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unclear

A PFO can be detected in patients with migraines more often than in the general population; however, there is not conclusive evidence to show that the presence of the PFO causes migraines or that closure of the PFO will relieve migraines.

In brief: Unclear

A PFO can be detected in patients with migraines more often than in the general population; however, there is not conclusive evidence to show that the presence of the PFO causes migraines or that closure of the PFO will relieve migraines.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. Richard Humes
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Best answer is no

Initially some anecdotal reports suggested that closing a pfo resulted in a decrease in migraine in some patients.
However, in a controlled study, no benefit was shown.

In brief: Best answer is no

Initially some anecdotal reports suggested that closing a pfo resulted in a decrease in migraine in some patients.
However, in a controlled study, no benefit was shown.
Dr. Richard Humes
Dr. Richard Humes
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: There are reports

Of this...Talk to your physician.

In brief: There are reports

Of this...Talk to your physician.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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