Title

Patent Foramen Ovale in Cryptogenic Ischemic Stroke: Direct Cause, Risk Factor, or Incidental Finding?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-25-2020

Publication Title

Front Neurol

Abstract

Patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been associated with cryptogenic stroke. There is conflicting data and it remains uncertain whether PFO is the direct cause, a risk factor or an incidental finding. Potential stroke mechanisms include paradoxical embolism from a venous clot which traverses the PFO,

PubMed ID

32670184

Volume

11

First Page

567

Last Page

567

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