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PFO closure supported for cryptogenic stroke patients

Percutaneous device closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) is coming into favour as a secondary preventive measure in patients with cryptogenic stroke. Writing in the MJA, a cardiology team from St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne said evidence for a reduction in recurrent stroke following PFO closure has strengthened in recent years. They said trials such as ...

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