Italian academics recommended ‘Hole in the heart’ surgery for some migraine patients who are suffering from migraine problem.
The main difference between migraine sufferers and normal people is that migraine sufferers are more likely than others to retain the opening between the left and right atria which usually closes in childhood.
Researchers observed 53 patients who are suffering with migraine and sub clinical brain lesions and found PFO is common in them.
Patients’ six-month outcomes were compared with those of 29 controls. Previous studies of such surgery in migraine have not tended to be controlled prospective studies of this type.
The researchers found that PFO closure decreased the 82 percent migraine attacks and 90 percent disabling attacks.