Hello I'm Sara. I'm 34 and had a TIA earlier this year. I had lots of tests to find out what caused it and found I have a pfo. Because I have high blood pressure and a family history of stroke my cardiologist recommended I close it, which I'm getting done in the next couple of weeks. I also have mild cardiomyopathy which I've been treated for a couple of years.
As I'm young I've been told that the benefits outweigh the risks. However I'm scared to get it done in the middle of a pandemic! Plus, when you google it I keep reading stories of long term side effects such as allergic reactions to the nickel and it causing atrial fillibrillation or shortness of breathe/chest pains.
Wanted to ask if anyone had had it done and what your experience has been like after (good or bad!)?