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In this presentation, Steven R. Messé, MD, provides a neurologist’s perspective on the patent foramen ovule (PFO) and its association with cryptogenic stroke, and offers a comprehensive overview of the optimal treatment of stroke patients with PFO, as well as considerations of the debate over PFO percutaneous closure, the risks and benefits of the procedure and the strengths and weaknesses of PFO closure clinical trials.


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