Furlan, Anthony, MD

FurlanResearch Statement

Dr. Furlan’s research interests include Epidemiology of Cerebrovascular Disease, Stroke Therapy, Clinical Trials, Heart and Brain Research, and Thrombolysis.


Professional Affiliations

  • Investigator, Cleveland FES Center
  • Chairman, Department of Neurology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Professor, Neurology, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Co-Director, Neurological Institute, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH

Publications (Select)

  • Kent DM, Dahabreh IJ, Ruthazer R, Furlan AJ, Weimar C, Serena J, Meier B, Mattle HP, Di Angelantonio E, Paciaroni M, Schuchlenz H, Homma S, Lutz JS, Thaler DE. Anticoagulant vs. antiplatelet therapy in patients with cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale: an individual participant data meta-analysis. Eur Heart J. 2015 Jul 3; doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehv252 Pubmed PMID: 26141397
  • Furlan AJ. Endovascular therapy for stroke–it’s about time. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jun 11;372(24):2347–2349. doi: 10.1056/NEJMe1503217 Pubmed PMID: 25882509
  • Furlan AJ. Brief history of patent foramen ovale and stroke. Stroke. 2015 Feb;46(2):e35-7. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.007772. Epub 2015 Jan 13. PubMed PMID: 25586831.
  • Thaler DE, Ruthazer R, Weimar C, Serena J, Mattle HP, Nedeltchev K, Mono ML, Di Angelantonio E, Elkind MS, Di Tullio MR, Homma S, Michel P, Meier B, Furlan AJ, Lutz JS, Kent DM. Determinants of antithrombotic choice for patent foramen ovale in cryptogenic stroke. Neurology. 2014 Nov 18;83(21):1954-7. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001007. Epub 2014 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 25339209; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4248455.
  • Elmariah S, Furlan AJ, Reisman M, Burke D, Vardi M, Wimmer NJ, Ling S, Chen X, Kent DM, Massaro J, Mauri L; CLOSURE I Investigators. Predictors of recurrent events in patients with cryptogenic stroke and patent foramen ovale within the CLOSURE I (Evaluation of the STARFlex Septal Closure System in Patients With a Stroke and/or Transient Ischemic Attack Due to Presumed Paradoxical Embolism Through a Patent Foramen Ovale) trial. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Aug;7(8):913-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2014.01.170. PubMed PMID: 25147037.
  • Nakibuuka J, Sajatovic M, Katabira E, Ddumba E, Byakika-Tusiime J, Furlan AJ. Knowledge and Perception of Stroke: A Population-Based Survey in Uganda. ISRN Stroke. 2014;2014. doi: 10.1155/2014/309106. PubMed PMID: 25202472; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4156791.
  • Furlan AJ, Jauss M. Patent foramen ovale and cryptogenic stroke: the hole story. Stroke. 2013 Sep;44(9):2676-8. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.113.001676. Epub 2013 Aug 1. PubMed PMID: 23908069.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Anthony Furlan
Contact Number: (216) 844-3194
Contact Email: Anthony.Furlan@UHhospitals.org