Ischemic stroke and patent foramen ovale: risk factors and genetic profile.


BACKGROUND Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is considered to be a risk factor for ischemic cerebrovascular disease (ICVD), especially in young people. However, the potential pathophysiological relevance in ischemic stroke is controversial and in need of further investigation. In this study, we examined the conventional risk factors and the distribution of 100… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2012.06.002


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