Percutaneous Closure Versus Medical Treatment in Stroke Patients With Patent Foramen Ovale

  title={Percutaneous Closure Versus Medical Treatment in Stroke Patients With Patent Foramen Ovale},
  author={S. De Rosa and H. Sievert and J. Sabatino and A. Polimeni and S. Sorrentino and C. Indolfi},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  • S. De Rosa, H. Sievert, +3 authors C. Indolfi
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a common finding that has been reported in 10% to 35% of persons (1, 2). The presence of PFO increases the risk for cardioembolic cerebrovascular accidents, such as stroke transient ischemic attacks (TIA), but most persons with PFOs remain asymptomatic and do not develop serious complications (2). Among young persons with a cryptogenic stroke, the prevalence of PFO is high (3), and approximately half have no apparent underlying causes (4). Because PFO may be a nest… CONTINUE READING
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