Endothelial dysfunction is an independent risk factor for stroke patients irrespective of the presence of patent foramen ovale

Sunbul M. , Ozben B. , Durmus E., Kepez A. , Pehlivan A., Midi I. , ...Daha Fazla

HERZ, cilt.38, sa.6, ss.671-676, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00059-013-3759-5
  • Dergi Adı: HERZ
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.671-676


Paradoxical embolization through the patent foramen ovale (PFO) is the major cause of most cryptogenic stroke cases. However, the presence of PFO may simply be an incidental finding in these patients, and endothelial dysfunction may be the underlying reason of ischemic stroke. The aim of this study was to compare the endothelial function of cryptogenic stroke patients according to the presence of PFO.