Jonathan Tobis, MD

YAKIMA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Articles

Interatrial Communications, Stroke, and Migraine Headache

October 01, 2005

This review will familiarize physicians with the embryology, types, and incidence of various interatrial communications; summarize and highlight the potential association of interatrial communications with stroke, platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome, neurologic decompression sickness in divers, and migraine headaches; discuss various therapeutic modalities available for closure of interatrial communications; and outline future directions in this rapidly evolving field.