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Please help! what is the disorder where a babys foramen ovale does not close at birth?

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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Normal

It is not abnormal for the foramen ovale to stay open after birth for a period of time.
In neonates who are found to have an isolated pfo by color doppler echocardiography in the first few days of life almost 100% will no longer have evidence of a pfo at one year.

In brief: Normal

It is not abnormal for the foramen ovale to stay open after birth for a period of time.
In neonates who are found to have an isolated pfo by color doppler echocardiography in the first few days of life almost 100% will no longer have evidence of a pfo at one year.
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