Exercise Guidelines following PFO closure
Exercise guidelines following PFO closure procedure are generally individualized. In general, if it is a transcatheter PFO closure like in the video shown here, the procedure is minimally invasive, and generally your recovery will likely be quick and easy. Many patients are discharged from the hospital within 24 hours.
Your doctor should provide exercise guidelines following your PFO closure procedure. Be sure to ask specifically for exercise guidelines for activities just as you would want a prescription for your medications. He or she will prescribe drugs that you should take at home to continue your treatment and recovery. The decision to prescribe these is at the discretion of your doctor and so too are your exercise guidelines following PFO closure. Many doctors require follow-up appointments and cardiac imaging over the next year to ensure recovery is going well. What to expect during and after the procedure will vary. Discuss all questions or concerns you have with your doctor, and it is especially important to have your physician give you written exercise guidelines following your PFO closure procedure.