Nov 15, 2004 - ...a small opening between the two upper chambers of the heart, or the atria. The opening normally closes shortly after birth, but does not close in up to 25 percent of people. Current thinking is that patients with a PFO who have had a stroke with no known cause and received treatment...
American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines
Dec 15, 2002 - Gluten-sensitive enteropathy or, as it is more commonly called, celiac disease, is an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the small intestine that is precipitated by the ingestion of gluten, a component of wheat protein, in genetically susceptible persons. Exclusion of dietary gluten ...
American Family Physician : Article