Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale for Migraine

Request for a referral for closure of patent foramen ovale for the treatment of migraine.

Related keywords
OVALE, migraine, foramen
Who can apply
Referral routes
Exceptional Funding Request Panel

In some patients for whom medical therapy has failed, closure of the patent foramen ovale (PMO) can be used to treat migraine.

(also known as or related to – OVALE, migraine and foramen).

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Description: This is an Exceptional Funding Request policy.  Referral can only be made following authorisation from the CCG’s Exceptional Funding Request Panel. Applications can only be considered by the Panel if there is clear evidence that the patient’s clinical circumstances or condition are exceptional, i.e. there is something about the patient’s condition or circumstances that differentiates […]