Patent foramen ovale and cryptogenic stroke

April 2008
Heart;Apr2008, Vol. 94 Issue 4, p535
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on patent foramen ovale (PFO) and stroke and their association with age. It states that PFO decreases as a person grows older, yet most studies have analyzed the risk of stoke in younger patients with PFO. The objective of this study was to clear up the association in patients less than 55 years old and to compare this with younger patients.


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