Diagnosis of an anatomically and physiologically significant patent foramen ovale.

@article{Kerut2006DiagnosisOA,
  title={Diagnosis of an anatomically and physiologically significant patent foramen ovale.},
  author={Edmund Kenneth Kerut and Stacey L Lee and Ervin Fox},
  journal={Echocardiography},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 9},
  pages={810-5}
}
The presence of an anatomically and physiologically significant patent foramen ovale (PFO) appears to be associated with several different clinical conditions,1 including unexplained neurological decompression sickness (DCS) in divers2–7 and aviators/astronauts,8–9 cryptogenic stroke,10–15 and the platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome.16–20 Recently, it appears… CONTINUE READING