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Stroke during Pregnancy: Therapeutic Options and Role of Percutaneous Device Closure.
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PMID:  21459671     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Percutaneous device closure of patent foramen ovale has developed into a therapeutic option for patients with presumed cryptogenic stroke. The appropriate use of these therapies relies on appropriate clinical assessment, as well as an understanding of the potential advantages of certain closure devices. Pregnancy is an uncommon scenario for stroke, but nonetheless represents a hypercoaguable state which may predispose to thromboembolism. We describe a case of stroke during pregnancy treated with percutaneous device closure; the role of, and alternatives to, device closure are discussed, as are specific issues related to device selection and the interventional procedure.
Lisa Dark; Andre Loiselle; Rachael Hatton; Rohan Bhagwandeen; Nicholas Collins
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1444-2892     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neurophysiology, John Hunter Hospital, Lookout Rd., New Lambton, NSW, Australia.
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