Study backs transcranial Doppler ultrasound for PFO detection

02/17/2014 |

Data presented at the International Stroke Conference suggest transcranial Doppler ultrasound is the better route for detecting patent foramen ovale. The approach outperforms transesophageal echocardiography and better predicts the five-year risk of embolic events, which is a key factor in determining the course of treatment, according to the study.

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