The relationship of patent foramen ovale location with severity of stroke: A new risk factor for paradoxical embolism

ERKOÇ M. F. , ÖZTOPRAK B., Okur A., Ede H., Orscelik O., Kantarci M., ...More

ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, vol.71, no.3, pp.149-153, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/17843286.2016.1138619
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CLINICA BELGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.149-153


Objective: Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a common developmental anomaly and is well associated with paradoxical embolism and cryptogenic stroke. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of PFO location with severity of cryptogenic stroke.