Patent foramen ovale in young adults with unexplained stroke Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Heart Septal Defects, Atrial
  • Stroke

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? Copyright © 2005 Massachusetts Medical Society.

publication date

  • December 2005

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJMcp043981

PubMed ID

  • 16319385

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2361

end page

  • 72

volume

  • 353

number

  • 22