About this Research Topic
Given the significant associations between the PFO and major neurological diseases, such as stroke, current and future research attempts from the cardiovascular and neurology communities examine the optimal managements of patients with PFO closure in terms of accurate diagnosis and classification, and ideal selection of patients who can benefit from PFO closure vs. antithrombotic regimens, for the preventions of new stroke episodes.
In this Research Topic, we aim to collect state-of-the-art articles that would be of interest not only to the neurology and cardiovascular communities, but also to the general internist. We welcome articles that will help the scientific community reach safe conclusions to the following fields:
i) The classification of ideal candidates for PFO closure among patients with history of cryptogenic stroke;
ii) The optimal antithrombotic regimen for these patients;
iii) The safest and most efficient way to triage and diagnose patients with PFO.
Keywords: Stroke, PFO, Patent Foramen Ovale, Percutaneous Closure
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