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Can PFO closures be done successfully in diabetics?

Can PFO closures be done successfully in diabetics?

New procedure for plugging a hole in the heart without major surgery or long recovery — can this be advisable to person of age 60 and diabetic? Please suggest as different doctors have different opinions.

Submitted by Vilas from India on 11/05/2013

Dear Vilas: There are contraindications for the procedure, but diabetes and age are not among them.