Atrial anatomy in non-cardioembolic stroke patients: effect of medical therapy.

@article{Homma2003AtrialAI,
  title={Atrial anatomy in non-cardioembolic stroke patients: effect of medical therapy.},
  author={Shunichi Homma and Ralph L. Sacco and M Di Tullio and Robert R. Sciacca and Jay P. Mohr},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={1066-72}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study was to assess the mechanism responsible for increased stroke risk in patients with atrial septal aneurysm (SA) and patent foramen ovale (PFO), and to determine the efficacy of medical therapy for preventing stroke recurrence or death. BACKGROUND Atrial septal aneurysm and PFO are associated with stroke. However, the mechanism for this association is undefined, and the efficacy of medical therapy has not been investigated in a randomized fashion. METHODS… CONTINUE READING