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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