Stroke recurrence and its prevention in patients with patent foramen ovale.

@article{Harrer2006StrokeRA,
  title={Stroke recurrence and its prevention in patients with patent foramen ovale.},
  author={Judith U. Harrer and Tiemo Wessels and Andre Franke and Sylvia Lucas and Peter Berlit and Christof Kl{\"o}tzsch},
  journal={The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques},
  year={2006},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={
          39-47
        }
}
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether medical or invasive (surgical or catheter interventional) treatment is preferable to prevent recurrence of cerebral ischemia in patients with patent foramen ovale (PFO) as the suspected cause of stroke and what the role of concomitant risk factors is in stroke recurrence. METHODS Over a period of ten years, 124 patients (mean age 51 +/- 15 years) with cryptogenic cerebral ischemia and PFO were included into the study and prospectively followed over a mean of… CONTINUE READING

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