Patent foramen ovale and stroke prevention -- to close or not to close: a teachable moment.

@article{Wolfe2014PatentFO,
  title={Patent foramen ovale and stroke prevention -- to close or not to close: a teachable moment.},
  author={Allison M Wolfe and Mim Ari},
  journal={JAMA internal medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={174 10},
  pages={
          1545-6
        }
}
Story From the Front Lines A 65-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension was seen in clinic for hospital follow-up. He had previously been admitted to the hospital with slurred speech and aphasia and diagnosed as having a left middle cerebral artery ischemic infarct. Tissue plasminogen activator was administered with a positive neurologic outcome. His only residual deficit was numbness in 3 digits in his right hand impacting his… CONTINUE READING
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