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A newborn with a pfo (patent foramen ovale) has what other conditions?

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Dr. Thomas Riney answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

An opening between two chambers of the heart that will normally close on it's own in a few days or weeks, your pediatrician can follow this in conjunction with a peds cardiologist. Not to worry about other problems neccissarily.

Answered Oct 14, 2017

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Dr. Donna Wilkins answered

Specializes in Neonatology

A patent foramen ovale is a common echocardiograph finding in a newborn in the first days of life. It is usually not associated with other cardiac defects. The foramen ovale is a fetal shunt present in the heart when the baby is a fetus and then closes after birth as does the patent ductus arteriosus.

Answered May 3, 2015

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