Patent foramen ovale and the risk of ischemic stroke in a multiethnic population.

@article{Tullio2007PatentFO,
  title={Patent foramen ovale and the risk of ischemic stroke in a multiethnic population.},
  author={M Di Tullio and Ralph L. Sacco and Robert R. Sciacca and Zhezhen Jin and Shunichi Homma},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={797-802}
}
OBJECTIVES We sought to assess the risk of ischemic stroke from a patent foramen ovale (PFO) in the multiethnic prospective cohort of northern Manhattan. BACKGROUND Patent foramen ovale has been associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke, mainly in case-control studies. The actual PFO-related stroke risk in the general population is unclear. METHODS The presence of PFO was assessed at baseline by using transthoracic 2-dimensional echocardiography with contrast injection in 1,100… CONTINUE READING