Cardiac Disease and Stroke: Will History Repeat Itself?

Adams Jr., Harold P.
May 2006
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;May2006, Vol. 81 Issue 5, p597
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the relationship of stroke with either severe plaque formation in the aorta or the presence of a patent foramen ovale (PFO). He concludes that good estimates of overall risks and other information related to prognosis are needed to make treatment decisions. Patients with either severe plaquing of the aortic arch or PFO will be deemed to have a high risk of stroke.


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