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Can doctors see carotid artery during PFO closure?

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Dr. William Davis
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: No.

No.

In brief: No.

No.
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly, Usually No

Pfo: an opening between the right & left atria of the heart; current techniques: never seen in living people; location inferred, estimated using x-ray, angiographic dyes and catheters.
Carotid arteries above the heart going up the neck. At any one time, if too much angiographic dye is injected, it will cause kidney failure. Thus dye use always limited. What seen depends what injected, looked for.

In brief: Possibly, Usually No

Pfo: an opening between the right & left atria of the heart; current techniques: never seen in living people; location inferred, estimated using x-ray, angiographic dyes and catheters.
Carotid arteries above the heart going up the neck. At any one time, if too much angiographic dye is injected, it will cause kidney failure. Thus dye use always limited. What seen depends what injected, looked for.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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