Sep 14, 2017
Last year, the management of PFO was 'open' for discussion. Now,
consider the case closed. Recent data indicates PFOs should be
closed in certain patients with cryptogenic strokes. But some
questions remain unanswered. This week's episode is an update from
last year's review on this frequent topic that troubles stroke
Produced by James E. Siegler & Chris Favilla. Music by Lee
Rosevere and Marcos H. Bolanos. Voiceover by Erika Mejia.
BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical
education purposes only. Jim is not a cardiac surgeon. Just a guy
who's trying to bring you all the latest updates for what smarter
doctors are doing.
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