• PFO closure reduces stroke, increases AF in cryptogenic stroke

    One year ago - By Healio

    Patients with cryptogenic stroke who were treated with patent foramen ovale closure and medical therapy had a decreased risk for recurrent stroke and an increased risk for atrial fibrillation vs. those treated with medical therapy alone, according to a meta-analysis published in The American Journal of Cardiology.
    Tomo Ando, MD, fellow in the division of cardiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, and colleagues analyzed data from 3,440 patients with cryptogenic stroke from five randomized controlled trials who were treated with PFO
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