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72-year-old patient with cryptogenic ischemic stroke and with patent foramen ovale and concomitant atrial septum aneurysm

Katarzyna Iwańska, Bożena Adamkiewicz, Ryszard Moczak, Grzegorz Piotrowski
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2017.0028
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Folia Cardiologica 2017;12(2):191-195.

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Vol 12, No 2 (2017)
Case Reports
Published online: 2017-04-20

Abstract

Ischemic stroke is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. In 40% of cases etiology of stroke is unclear. Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is present in more than half, while atrial septum aneurysm (ASA) appears in 25% of patients with cryptogenic stroke. However, available data on the correlation between a cryptogenic stroke and the coexistence of PFO and ASA are limited. A lack of knowledge and recommendations in this field makes clinicians unsure in terms of their approach to a patient with a stroke and PFO with concomitant ASA. The authors describe the case of a 72-year-old patient with ischemic stroke and PFO with concomitant ASA. The diagnostic process and treatment methods are presented. The approach is discussed in detail.

Abstract

Ischemic stroke is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. In 40% of cases etiology of stroke is unclear. Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is present in more than half, while atrial septum aneurysm (ASA) appears in 25% of patients with cryptogenic stroke. However, available data on the correlation between a cryptogenic stroke and the coexistence of PFO and ASA are limited. A lack of knowledge and recommendations in this field makes clinicians unsure in terms of their approach to a patient with a stroke and PFO with concomitant ASA. The authors describe the case of a 72-year-old patient with ischemic stroke and PFO with concomitant ASA. The diagnostic process and treatment methods are presented. The approach is discussed in detail.

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Keywords

ischemic stroke, cryptogenic stroke, patent foramen ovale, atrial septum aneurysm, oral anticoagulant therapy, PFO closure

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Title

72-year-old patient with cryptogenic ischemic stroke and with patent foramen ovale and concomitant atrial septum aneurysm

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 12, No 2 (2017)

Pages

191-195

Published online

2017-04-20

DOI

10.5603/FC.2017.0028

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2017;12(2):191-195.

Keywords

ischemic stroke
cryptogenic stroke
patent foramen ovale
atrial septum aneurysm
oral anticoagulant therapy
PFO closure

Authors

Katarzyna Iwańska
Bożena Adamkiewicz
Ryszard Moczak
Grzegorz Piotrowski

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