Right-to-left shunt due to patent foramen ovale is a well-established risk factor for ischemic stroke, especially in young subjects and in patients with cryptogenic stroke. We report a detailed method for the diagnosis of a right-to-left shunt by means of transcranial Doppler as established at a recent consensus conference, and review the literature on the indications for the test.
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Received: 25 June 2001 / Accepted in revised form: 6 November 2001
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Angeli, S., Del Sette, M., Beelke, M. et al. Transcranial Doppler in the diagnosis of cardiac patent foramen ovale. Neurol Sci 22, 353–356 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s100720100064
- Key words Stroke
- Foramen ovale, patent
- Transcranial Doppler