Tag: patent foramen ovale

1. In this prospective cohort study, patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) and a patent foramen ovale (PFO) were found to have a significantly increased risk of ischemic stroke compared to those without PFO. 2. The study results support the hypothesis that paradoxical embolism through a PFO is a significant...
1. A preoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale was associated with an increased risk of stroke within 30 days of non-cardiac surgery. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Perioperative stroke is a significant complication of surgery that has a major impact on morbidity and mortality. In combination with hemodynamic changes and...
1. Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure was superior to medical treatment alone in preventing transient ischemic attack (TIA) and recurrent stroke. 2. However, PFO closure also raised the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter (AFL) in people with PFO and cryptogenic stroke. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Individuals...
1. Transcatheter device closure for patent foramen ovale (PFO) decreased recurrent stroke risk compared to medical therapy alone. 2. However, PFO closure was also found to be associated with increased rates of atrial fibrillation (AF) compared to medical therapy alone. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)    Study Rundown: Cryptogenic strokes have no identified...