Health Day: ‘Hole in heart’ defect may raise stroke risk after surgery

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People born with a hole in their heart face an increased risk for stroke after surgery, a new study finds. This common type of birth defect — known as patent foramen ovale (PFO) — is a hole between the upper chambers of the heart that does not close after birth. (February 6, 2018)

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