Heart 91:437 doi:10.1136/hrt.2004.052670
  • Mini-symposium

Clinical significance of patent foramen ovale: introduction

  1. F A Flachskampf,
  2. W G Daniel
  1. Medizinische Klinik II, Universitätsklinik Erlangen, Germany
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Frank A Flachskampf

    Since Lechat’s and Webster’s seminal reports, the statistical association of cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale (PFO) has intrigued both cardiologists and neurologists. Growing technical experience and improved percutaneous devices …