Easily access educational content at your convenience. The on-demand webinars below are presented by key opinion leaders on topics related to recurrent stroke risk reduction and patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure.

Strategies in Stroke Prevention for Patients with a PFO

David Tirschwell, MD
Professor of Neurology
UW Medicine Comprehensive Stroke Center At Harborview Medical Center – Seattle

Karen Orjulea, MD
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado
Vascular Neurologist, Anschultz Medical Center

Nicole Gonzales, MD
Visiting Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Colorado
Anschultz Medical Campus

Stroke Prevention Update: A Focus on PFO

Jeffrey Saver, MD
Professor and Associate Vice-Chair of Neurology, UCLA
Director of the UCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Saver covers the 2020 practice advisory update published by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) on secondary stroke prevention and its recommendation of PFO Closure over medical management alone for the appropriately selected patients.


Optimizing PFO Management: Lessons from Brain-Heart Teams

Nicole Gonzales, MD
Professor of Neurology
UT Health – The University of Texas
Health Science Center of Houston

Karen Orjuela, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Associate Program Director, Neurohospitalist Fellowship
University of Colorado

This webinar features two vascular neurologists at different institutions sharing their individual approaches to collaborating with cardiology to help reduce the risk of a recurrent stroke in patients with a PFO.

Individualizing PFO Stroke Prevention – “The Clot Thickens” in the age of COVID-19

Ming Ming Ning, MD
Co-Director, Cardio-Neurology Division
Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Ning shares her approach to personalizing treatment for stroke patients using PFO-specific risk factors, and she provides an update in the age of COVID-19.

Asia Pacific Heart-Brain Summit – 2020

Hans-Christoph Diener, MD
Professor of Neurology Emeritus
Medical Faculty of the University Duisburg-Essen
Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Germany

Thorsten Lewalter, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine-Cardiology
University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Song Hai Qing, MD
Chief Physician in the Department of Neurology
Xuanwu Hospital, China

Matthew Brooks, MD
Interventional Cardiologist
The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia

Watch Abbott’s 2020 Asia Pacific Heart & Brain Summit where we work with a multi-disciplinary group of physicians to advance device-based stroke risk reduction therapies in Asia Pacific, with a focus on the latest clinical guidelines and clinical best practices.

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