What is the most frequent source of cardioembolic stroke in young adults?


This question (and the answer below) appeared in today’s Resident e-Bulletin / Teaching Topics from the New England Journal of Medicine Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is the most frequent cardioembolic risk factor for stroke in young adults. Others include congenital heart disease, infectious nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis, rheumatic valvular heart disease, cardiac surgery or catheter intervention, […]

Strokes suffered by young people in the past may have been “underdiagnosed and underappreciated”


This article by Robbie Neiswanger from THE MORNING NEWS IN RAZORBACK CENTRAL Athletes Not Immune To Strokes Arkansas Receiver On The Recovery Trail LAST UPDATED FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2009 7:16 PM CDT FAYETTEVILLE — Something was wrong with Brian Mullen. The professional hockey player didn’t feel right that August day in 1993. His keys unusually […]