neurology
Stroke

New trials change management of young patients cryptogenic stroke

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, clinicians 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 CLOSE, Gore ...

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