"Economy Class" stroke syndrome?

Isayev, E. and Pullicino, P. and Chia, K.S. (2002) "Economy Class" stroke syndrome? Neurology, 58 (6). pp. 960-961. ISSN 0028-3878 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The authors report three cases of ischemic stroke in young adults that occurred during or after an airplane flight. Workup was negative for any cause of stroke other than the presence of a patent foramen ovale (PFO). There is an increasing awareness of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism occurring in relation to long flights. Individuals with a PFO under these circumstances may be vulnerable to stroke from paradoxic embolism. "Economy class" stroke syndrome may be underdiagnosed and is an eminently preventable cause of stroke.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences (KIMHS)
Depositing User: M.P. Stone
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2008 13:46
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2008 13:46
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/12137 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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