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 ...
PFO closure supported for cryptogenic stroke patients
By Mardi Chapman
24 Oct 2019