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Preoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale increases risk of perioperative ischemic stroke

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eMediNexus    10 February 2018

Preoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale was significantly associated with an increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke within 30 days of noncardiac surgery (3.2% vs 0.5%) in a study published February 6, 2018 in JAMA.

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