Patent foramen ovale and stroke in intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism.


BACKGROUND Patent foramen ovale (PFO) in pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with an increased risk of complications. However, little is known about PFO and ischemic stroke prevalence, particularly in acute intermediate-risk PE. In addition, in this context, the so-called "gold standard" method of PFO diagnosis remains unknown. We aimed to evaluate PFO… (More)
DOI: 10.1378/chest.14-0100