Practice advisory: Recurrent stroke with patent foramen ovale (update of practice parameter): Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.

@article{Mess2016PracticeAR,
  title={Practice advisory: Recurrent stroke with patent foramen ovale (update of practice parameter): Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology.},
  author={Steven R. Mess{\'e} and Gary S. Gronseth and David M Kent and Jorge R Kizer and Shunichi Homma and Lee R Rosterman and Scott E Kasner},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2016},
  volume={87 8},
  pages={815-21}
}
OBJECTIVE To update the 2004 American Academy of Neurology guideline for patients with stroke and patent foramen ovale (PFO) by addressing whether (1) percutaneous closure of PFO is superior to medical therapy alone and (2) anticoagulation is superior to antiplatelet therapy for the prevention of recurrent stroke. METHODS Systematic review of the literature and structured formulation of recommendations. CONCLUSIONS Percutaneous PFO closure with the STARFlex device possibly does not provide… CONTINUE READING
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