Understand the clinical work up for PFO and the latest guidelines highlighting the effectiveness of PFO closure. Discuss the pitfalls of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and the implications of the BUBL clinical trial results.
Co-Director of the Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center, Houston Methodist
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Institute for Academic Medicine
John Volpi, M.D., is the Co-Director of the Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center at Houston Methodist and Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Institute for Academic Medicine. His research interests are in the management and prevention of ischemic stroke and the critical care of patients with neurological illnesses such as intracerebral hemorrhage, epilepsy, and nervous system infections. His studies also involve the use of ultrasound in the evaluation of blood flow to the brain and the development of novel therapies for improving patient outcomes in stroke. Dr. Volpi received his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine.