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Vol. 24, Suppl. 1, 2007
Issue release date: November 2007
Section title: Etiology and Risk Factors for Ischemic Stroke
Cerebrovasc Dis 2007;24:84–88
(DOI:10.1159/000107382)

Cryptogenic Stroke, Aortic Arch Atheroma and Patent Foramen Ovale

Molina C.A. · Santamarina E. · Alvarez-Sabín J.
Neurovascular Unit, Department of Neurology, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron,

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Abstract of Etiology and Risk Factors for Ischemic Stroke

Published online: November 01, 2007
Issue release date: November 2007

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1015-9770 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9786 (Online)

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Abstract

Cryptogenic stroke represents a diagnostic challenge. Several conditions have been found to be more frequent in patients with cryptogenic stroke. Aortic arch atheroma (AAA) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) have been shown to be highly prevalent in the adult population, especially in patients with ischemic cerebrovascular events, particularly cryptogenic strokes. In both conditions, clinical relevance and stroke risk are related to age, with AAA being more frequent and severer in patients >55 years, and the relationship between stroke and PFO being stronger in those <55 years of age. This review is focused on the prevalence, risk of stroke and therapeutic strategies in patients with cryptogenic stroke related to AAA or PFO.

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First-Page Preview
Abstract of Etiology and Risk Factors for Ischemic Stroke

Published online: November 01, 2007
Issue release date: November 2007

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1015-9770 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9786 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/CED


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