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Interest of Occlusion of Permeable Foramen Ovale After a Cryptogenic Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) (FOPasa)

This study has been completed.
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Nantes University Hospital Identifier:
First received: March 30, 2009
Last updated: April 27, 2010
Last verified: April 2010

Facing the lack of recommandations of Neurology and cardiology societies, the investigators decided in 2002 some Good Medical Practices to define a specific and precise population for whom the closure of permeable oval formaen after a first CVA seem to be necessary. Current survey of these patients after implantation of a prothesis in interauricular septum is defined by a consultation at 1, 3 and 6 months after surgery for a clinical exam and an echocardiography. One year after implantation, the investigators systematically realized a control by MRI associated to a contrast echography.

In the aim of evaluating the investigators' medical practice, the investigators decided to do an observational study which will permit us to judge of the interest or lack of interest of our "Good medical practice" before the publication of prospective and randomised clinical studies.

Condition Intervention
Permeable Foramen Ovale Cerebrovascular Accident Other: Data collection

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Interest of Occlusion of Permeable Foramen Ovale After a Cryptogenic Cerebrovacular Accident.

Further study details as provided by Nantes University Hospital:

Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: November 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients who already have an occlusion of POF secondary to a cryptogenic CVA and younger than 55 years old and without characterized thromboembolic events.
Other: Data collection

Collection of characteristics of interauricular septum, characteristics of the CVA, and headache history.

Collection of anamnesis data, surgical past history, especially at the moment of the implement of prothesis, collection of dtat of transthoracic echography, transcranial echodoppler, holter ECG, cerebral MRI.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
patient who had an occlusion of POF after CVA, younger than 55 years and without thromboembolic events.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • less than 55 years old
  • occlusion of FOP after cryptogenic CVA

Exclusion Criteria:

  • characterized thromboembolic event
  • patients who have a surgery after transitory ischemic accident
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00872443

Nantes University Hospital
Nantes, France, 44093
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nantes University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr Patrice Guerin, Nantes University Hospital Identifier: NCT00872443     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BRD 08/8-J
Study First Received: March 30, 2009
Last Updated: April 27, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017