Are patients with a patent foramen ovale at increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke?

Posted by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org


As reported in the February 6, 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association  | Source:  JAMA. 2018;319(5):452-462.  


This study tested the hypothesis that a preoperatively diagnosed PFO is associated with increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke among patients undergoing noncardiac surgery.

Summary of Findings:

For adults undergoing non-cardiac surgery, having a preoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale is associated with increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke.

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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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