Closure of patent foramen ovale for secondary prevention of cerebrovascular events

Wahl, Andreas; Meier, Bernhard (2014). Closure of patent foramen ovale for secondary prevention of cerebrovascular events. SA Heart Journal, 11(1), pp. 18-27. South African Heart Association

[img] Text
index.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to registered users only
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (151kB) | Request a copy

Stroke is the most debilitating cardiovascular event. It has a variety of causes that may be present simultaneously. In young or otherwise healthy people a patent foramen ovale (PFO) is increasingly searched for. In stroke of the elderly atherosclerosis and atrial fibrillation are in the foreground but the PFO should not be ignored. The risk of a PFO related stroke over time is controversial and so is its prevention by PFO closure. Percutaneous PFO closure is a minimally invasive procedure which can be performed with high success and low morbidity. We review the rationale for PFO closure for secondary prevention of embolic events.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Wahl, Andreas and Meier, Bernhard

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2071-4602

Publisher:

South African Heart Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Daria Vogelsang

Date Deposited:

30 Mar 2015 09:57

Last Modified:

30 Mar 2015 09:58

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.63226

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/63226

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback