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Pfo With Left To Right Shunt
Have had stroke, had toe test on heart found PFO tunnel with right left shunt permanently. And prominent ev. Should this be closed?
I had a tee it showed moderate shunting. The doctor said it could be a PFO or an avm. Pfo bubbles 1-2 and avm bubbles 4-6, mine 3-4?
PFO: The patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a small communication between the right and left upper chambers of your heart. It is needed for oxygenation when you're fetus. Sometimes it doesn't close. It is thought to be present in ~20 to 30% of the population. The shunt means they can see the passage of blood through it. This small hole is inconsequential and USUALLY requires no further testing or treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctors, can you tell me what does "small patent foramen ovale with noted bidirectional shunt" mean?
If I have an asa, PFO with interatrial shunting visible on tee am I at an increased risk for a stroke and is there anything I can do to decrease risk?
Is a PFO the same as atrial septal defect? Echo states abnormal shunt suggestive small atrial septal defect.What does suggestive mean is it def small?
How common are my cardio findings? All were said to be "small". Leaky mitral valve, PFO with minimal shunting and ASA. Dr says no need to treat at all
Asa: An atrial septal aneurysm may put one at increased risk for stroke. Small "probe patent" pfo is very common. Up to 30% of pts at autopsy have it. However and pfo with associated ASA may need prophylactic antiplatelet therapy. Agree with my colleages in seeking a neurologist or cardiologist for further advice. Especially someone who can actually look at the echo ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a pfo. Latley i been getting come n go chest pain sharp on the left side n sometimes a racing heartbeat. And been real fatigue help?
Iam 47 /female had a day of sudden numbness in left arm lasting <5min. 5 hrs later left sd of face . Also have PFO and history migraines(never like this) TIA or migraine? 2 m.D.'s debate dx.Do i close pfo
DIFFICULT CHOICE: If your pfo is closed, technically is not a major procedure, there is a potential of controlling migraine (not fully proven yet), and protection against future paradoxical embolism through the pfo. The timing of your event is far more consistent with a blood clot than a classical migraine event, but gather that no primary source was discovered. Would go to academic center and get opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
20 yrs old female asthma I keep getting lil chest pain right or left I been told I have PFO ER bllod wrk negative and EKG help n shortness of breath?
Asthma Meds?: How are you using your asthma meds? Do you have an action plan you are following or are you using your medication "as needed"? Asthma meds are not used as needed, that means you use them when you have symptoms and not used to control symptoms. Ask your doc to review your type of medications and get pulmonary function tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer