Long-term risk of recurrent stroke in young cryptogenic stroke patients with and without patent foramen ovale.

@article{Araz2012LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term risk of recurrent stroke in young cryptogenic stroke patients with and without patent foramen ovale.},
  author={Antonio Ara{\'u}z and Luis Manuel Murillo and Juan Manuel M{\'a}rquez and Arturo Tamayo and Carlos Cant{\'u} and F Rold{\'a}n and Jes{\'u}s Vargas-Barr{\'o}n and Fernando Barinagarrementer{\'i}a},
  journal={International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 8},
  pages={631-4}
}
BACKGROUND Among patients with a patent foramen ovale and cryptogenic ischemic stroke, the long-term prognosis is unclear. AIMS This study aims to estimate the recurrence rate in young cryptogenic stroke patients with and without patent foramen ovale. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred eighty-six cryptogenic stroke patients (aged 18-45 years) were prospectively followed for up to five-years. They were divided into two groups according to the echocardiographic presence of patent foramen ovale… CONTINUE READING