Pulmonary Embolism and Stroke in Patient With Patent Foramen Ovale (EPIC-FOP)
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The cause of ischemic stroke remains frequently unknown. In patients with patent foramen ovale (PFO), the link between PFO and Stroke is unclear. The investigators hypothesize that the main mechanism is paradoxical embolism and decided to look for clinically apparent and silent cerebral embolism in patients with a recent pulmonary embolism.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Consecutive series of hospitalized patients with pulmonary embolism
age > 18 years old
confirmed pulmonary embolism
age < 18 years old
protected major person (in sense of public health)