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Young Stroke – PFO Clinic



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  • Introduction:

    Stroke rates in people younger than 40 yrs age group have increased in last 2 decades. As per Indian statistics proportion of stroke in younger age group is 15 - 30%, out of these approximately 50% are Ischemic, rest are haemorrhagic strokes – Intracerebral or subarachnoid.

  • Why has the incidence of stroke increased in the last decade?

    It is due to greater awareness of stroke, better detection (MRI – DWI scans), more accurate diagnosis, increase in vascular risk factors (premature atherosclerosis), illicit drug use, Oral contraceptive medication (OCPs) use in women, increase in autoimmune disorders, among other factors.

  • What is Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)?

    PFO is an abnormal communication between the upper two chambers (Atria) of the heart, which should have closed in a normal heart. Paradoxical embolism secondary to PFO is an important cause of cryptogenic stroke. Incidence of PFO in General Population is approx. - 25 % versus those with Cryptogenic Stroke is 40 %. Management is Complex and requires an Interdisciplinary team approach.

  • At RFH:

    One of its kind in the city of Mumbai . Very few in the country. Multidisciplinary team approach to manage the patient: Detailed clinical assessment, appropriate stroke work up for the young, specialised tests like 2D Echo, Transthoracic Echo (TEE), among others.

*With appointment only

Partners in care

Dr. Arun B. Shah

Director & Consultant
Dr. Arun B. Shah
Department
Neurosciences
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Neurology)
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Dr. Manish A. Chhabria

Consultant
Dr. Manish A. Chhabria
Department
Neurology
Qualification
MBBS (Mumbai), DNB (Medicine), DNB (Neurology), MNAMS (Neurology)
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Dr. Joy Desai

Consultant
Dr. Joy Desai
Department
Neurology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DNB (Neurology)
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Dr. Bharat Dalvi

Consultant
Dr. Bharat Dalvi
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MD, DM (Cardiology), Clinical Fellow - Cardiology, Children's Hospital, Boston USA, Cleveland Clinic Foundation International Medical Scholar, USA, 1997
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Dr. Maulik Parekh

Section Co-ordinator & Deputy Consultant
Dr. Maulik Parekh
Department
Cardiology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Medicine), DNB (Cardiology)
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