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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Thompson
26 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Usually none: About 20% of all adults have pfo. Most people never have symptoms. Pagtent foramen ovale has been associated with cryptogenic stroke (a stroke thought ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Mostly asymptomatic: A patent foramen ovale is a common developmental anomaly and is usually asymptomatic, if there are no other cardiac abnormalities. It does predispose ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
You should: place a call, rather rather than wait, to your doctor who ordered the test for his/her advice, especially if you are having symptoms. These findings ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
PFO: I agree with your cardiologist. You have a low probability of trouble from those diagnoses. While there are no guarantees I encourage you to let go of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
No: Pfo stands for patent (or open) foramen ovale. The foramen ovale usually closes shortly after birth. If it remains open beyond this time, it does not ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Few hours: Depending on many factors, the surgery probably take 1.5 to 2.5 hrs.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Both congenital defe: Pfo is when the right atrium and left atrium communicate through a congenital foramen or " hole" . The passage between the 2 chambers is neccessary be ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Observation: This suggests the IAS or intra-atrial septum(wall) is thin, and there is a PFO= Patient (open) foramen ovale, which is a normal window between the upp ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Percutaneously: It can be done without surgery using a special catheter called an "amplatzer occluder".
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience in Cardiology
PFO: Sometimes is the best answer that i can give now. If there is significant flow across the pfo then it should be closed, or if there has been evidence ... Read More
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