Patent foramen ovale causing stroke in an elderly woman

Leland Y. Tsao, Wayne A. Wilbright, John A. Heit, Bruce A. Evans

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Abstract

A patent foramen ovale (PFO) was fully documented as the cause of a cerebral infarction in a 78-year-old woman, with asymptomatic deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism as secondary causes. The report is unique in view of the patient's age and lack of history or clinical evidence of cardiac or pulmonary disease, thromboembolic disease, or systemic embolism at or before the stroke. This case emphasizes the etiologic role of PFO in cryptogenic strokes even in elderly patients with no obvious clinical risk factors for paradoxical embolism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-156
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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Patent Foramen Ovale
Stroke
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Embolism
Pulmonary Embolism
Venous Thrombosis
Lung Diseases
Heart Diseases
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Keywords

  • Cryptogenic stroke
  • Paradoxical embolism
  • Patent foramen ovale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Patent foramen ovale causing stroke in an elderly woman. / Tsao, Leland Y.; Wilbright, Wayne A.; Heit, John A.; Evans, Bruce A.

In: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1992, p. 154-156.

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Tsao, Leland Y. ; Wilbright, Wayne A. ; Heit, John A. ; Evans, Bruce A. / Patent foramen ovale causing stroke in an elderly woman. In: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 1992 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 154-156.
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