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February 2022    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 37, No. 2   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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More on PFO, “That Perfectly Formed Hole”

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After our November item on patent foramen ovale (PFO), the heart issue in which there is a tiny hole between chambers, Mike Hofman (San Francisco, CA) wrote about having his (PFO) plugged:

"I was diagnosed January 2015 (after 20 years or so of skin bends, hip pain, and related symptoms which previously had been ascribed by a neurologist as lower disk compression) and had it closed in July 2015. The interventionist cardiologist had researched PFOs and inserted the 'plug' with no problem. After six months, I was cleared for diving (until then, I could go only to 30 feet). A side benefit (maybe just imaginary) was slightly more energy and fewer headaches....


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