How are migraine headaches treated?
Migraine headaches can be treated with two different types of treatment: prophylactic
(preventing a migraine from happening at all) or
abortive (stopping a migraine headache right as it starts so it doesn’t continue).
There are many different medications that fall into these treatment types and sometimes
patients can use both types to manage their migraine
headaches. Treating migraine headaches often varies from one migraine sufferer to the next
and this may result in trial-error-strategy which
can be difficult for patients.
The RELIEF Study is designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) closure with the Gore®
Septal Occluder (a medical device) for migraine headache reduction for certain migraine
patients. The RELIEF Study has been approved by the FDA
to investigate if PFO closure with
Gore® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder is safe and more effective at reducing migraine
in comparison to a control
procedure (one where the device is not implanted), specifically in those migraine patients
who have a PFO.