The Procedure Episode 4 with Dr. Rizik

Welcome to the 4th Emmy award winning episode of “The Procedure.” We are all born with a hole in our heart. For most the hole closes shortly after birth, but for 25% of the population it doesn’t. Most will never know they have this hole, called a PFO. But, if a blood clot finds its way through this hole it can lead to stroke or death. In the past, treatment for PFO’s required invasive open-heart surgery. Today a PFO can be repaired with a catheter-based device called an Amplatzer PFO Occluder. Join us to see one of these procedures first hand. Watch this and all episodes of “The Procedure” at