Patent foramen ovale in young adults with unexplained stroke

Jorge Kizer, Richard B. Devereux

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Abstract

A 38-year-old man notes abrupt loss of vision in his right visual field while reading. He has no significant medical history and reports that he neither smokes nor uses alcohol or illicit drugs. Physical examination reveals right homonymous hemianopia but no other abnormalities. Magnetic resonance imaging reveals acute left occipital infarction and normal head and neck vessels. Transesophageal echocardiography shows a patent foramen ovale without atrial septal aneurysm. What are the implications of this finding, and what therapy should be recommended?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2361-2372
Number of pages12
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume353
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Patent foramen ovale in young adults with unexplained stroke. / Kizer, Jorge; Devereux, Richard B.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 353, No. 22, 01.12.2005, p. 2361-2372.

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Kizer, Jorge ; Devereux, Richard B. / Patent foramen ovale in young adults with unexplained stroke. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 2005 ; Vol. 353, No. 22. pp. 2361-2372.
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