Transcatheter patent foramen ovale closure versus medical therapy for cryptogenic stroke: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials

@inproceedings{Riaz2013TranscatheterPF,
  title={Transcatheter patent foramen ovale closure versus medical therapy for cryptogenic stroke: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials},
  author={Irbaz Bin Riaz and Abhijeet Dhoble and Ahmad Mizyed and Chiu-Hsieh Hsu and Muhammad Iftikhar ul Husnain and Justin Z Lee and Kapildeo Lotun and Kwan Seop Lee},
  booktitle={BMC cardiovascular disorders},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND There is an association between cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale (PFO). The optimal treatment strategy for secondary prevention remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to analyze aggregate data examining the safety and efficacy of transcatheter device closure versus standard medical therapy in patients with PFO and cryptogenic stroke. METHODS A search of published data identified 3 randomized clinical trials for inclusion. The primary outcome was a composite end… CONTINUE READING
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