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International Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Volume  10, Issue 2, April - June 2018, Pages 121-123


Case Report

Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and Association with Cryptogenic Stroke in Young Patients
Anirban Nandy1,2, Samal Jakobsen2
1Medical Department, Internal Medicine Division, National Hospital Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. 2Medical Department, NeurologyUnit, National Hospital Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21088/ijnns.0975.0223.10218.9


Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a flaplike opening between the atrial septa primum and secundum at the location of the fossa ovalis that persists after age 1 year. With increasing evidence being found that PFO is the culprit in paradoxical embolic events. By demonstrating our case report, we want to highlight the relevant aspects of the patent foramen ovale and the association of cryptogenic stroke, its clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.

Keywords: Ischemic Stroke; Cryptogenic Strokes; Interatrial Septal Abnormalities.

Corresponding Author : Anirban Nandy, Medical Department, Department of Internal Medicine, National Hospital of Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.