Another stroke overlooked in a young adult

It took 30 minutes for friends and coworkers to call 911 and get help for then 19 year old Phoebe Dow.   They were trying to figure out, “Are you Ok”?  “Are you intoxicated?”

Phoebe was not OK, she was having a stroke.  But, that couldn’t be, right?  “Everyone knows kids and young adults can’t  have strokes”…

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It was later found that Phoebe’s stroke was caused by a PFO (patent foramen ovale) or a “hole” in her heart.

PFO Closure-Still in the Dark Ages? Know-Stroke.org

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