Study suggests better imaging needed to detect possible embolism from patent foramen ovale (PFO)

Quote from recent study reported in Cardiology Today:

Wöhrle J. J Am Coll Cardiol Img. 2010;3:833–839.

PFO Heart Defect
Image Courtesy of PFO Research Foundation

“It adds to the growing body of evidence that a PFO has multiple, potentially adverse, consequences that are often not noticed. Although a plethora of literature addresses stroke in patients with a PFO, no systematic study has evaluated embolism in other organ systems,” he wrote. “[This study] also encourages the introduction of better imaging to detect currently unidentified pathology.”

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Learn more about PFO at PFOResearch.org

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Published by David Dansereau

Licensed Physical Therapist, Nutritionist and Author in private consulting practice at PTC Physical Therapy Consulting and SmartMovesPT. Know-Stroke.org is my blog and members resource to raise stroke awareness and educate the public about reducing stroke risk as well as provide tips, tools and review new technologies for stroke recovery. Learn about my book, Body in Balance sold on Amazon at www.physicaltherapycoach.com

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