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Till what age can someone with patent foramen ovale live?
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Long life
A patent foramen ovale is very common, and usually it is not known.
Typically you would expect a normal life span, unless it is a contributing factor in other health problems, such as a stroke.

In brief: Long life
A patent foramen ovale is very common, and usually it is not known.
Typically you would expect a normal life span, unless it is a contributing factor in other health problems, such as a stroke.
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No difference
It is estimated that at least 25% of the population has a pfo.
Most never know they have it and are unaffected by it. Generally, a pfo will have no effect on life expectancy.

In brief: No difference
It is estimated that at least 25% of the population has a pfo.
Most never know they have it and are unaffected by it. Generally, a pfo will have no effect on life expectancy.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: Normal
A person with a patent foramen ovale can live a normal life unless there are associated heart defects.

In brief: Normal
A person with a patent foramen ovale can live a normal life unless there are associated heart defects.
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