Response by Merkler et al to Letter Regarding Article, “Safety Outcomes After Percutaneous Transcatheter Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale”
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We thank Drs Omer Zaman, Patel, and Mojadidi for their interest in our study. We evaluated the rate of serious adverse outcomes after patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure for secondary stroke prevention in a large, heterogeneous cohort of patients from California, New York, and Florida between 2005 to 2013. We identified 1887 patients who underwent PFO closure for secondary stroke prevention. The rate of any adverse outcome occurring during the index …