Patent foramen ovale increases stroke risk in older people

Mattle, Heinrich; Saver, J. L. (2018). Patent foramen ovale increases stroke risk in older people. Nature reviews. Neurology, 14(10), pp. 573-574. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/s41582-018-0050-7

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Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is prevalent among young patients with cryptogenic stroke, and PFO closure reduces the risk of recurrent stroke in these individuals. A new study confirms that PFO is also frequent in patients with cryptogenic stroke aged >60 years, but the optimal management of such patients remains unresolved.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Mattle, Heinrich

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1759-4766

Publisher:

Nature Publishing Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Panagiota Milona

Date Deposited:

21 Mar 2019 16:55

Last Modified:

04 Jun 2019 12:45

Publisher DOI:

10.1038/s41582-018-0050-7

PubMed ID:

30054555

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/124734

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