Emboli passing through a PFO can go to any perfused location in the
body. If an embolus goes to the sensory, motor or visual cortices or to
the retina, then the patient has focal symptoms that we recognize, but if
it goes to the frontal lobe of the brain, or to the gut, or the liver or
the kidney or muscles or ..... then the symptoms are easily missed or
attributed to other causes.
Merrill Spencer told me that the prevalence of PFO at age 20 is 30% and at
age 70 is 10%. If he is right, what happened to the 20%?
On Wed, 26 Sep 2007, Sebastian Conti wrote:
> PFO: patent foramen ovale. Thromboembolism from DVT can migrate through PFO
> and embolize to the brain. A possible but unlikely cause. More likely is
> vasovagal response to being scanned. We have seen this in our lab.
> Sebastian Conti, M.D.
> Advanced Vein Care
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> On Sep 26, 2007, at 6:54 AM, Betty-Sue/Elizabeth wrote:
>> at the risk of sounding incredibly stupid .... PFO?
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> Did the 12 year old have a PFO?
>> Chris Willis RVT
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