Association of Preoperatively Diagnosed Patent Foramen Ovale With Perioperative Ischemic Stroke.

@article{Ng2018AssociationOP,
  title={Association of Preoperatively Diagnosed Patent Foramen Ovale With Perioperative Ischemic Stroke.},
  author={Pauline Yeung Ng and Andrew K-Y Ng and Balachundhar Subramaniam and Sara Maria Burns and Fanny E Herisson and Fanny P Timm and Cand Med and Maira Isabella Rudolph and Flora T Scheffenbichler and Sabine Friedrich and Timothy T. Houle and Deepak L Bhatt and Matthias Eikermann},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2018},
  volume={319 5},
  pages={
          452-462
        }
}
Importance Perioperative stroke is a major complication for patients undergoing surgery. Patent foramen ovale (PFO) represents a possible anatomical link between venous thrombosis and stroke. Objective To determine whether a preoperatively diagnosed PFO is associated with increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke. Design, Setting, and Participants… CONTINUE READING