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What is the treatment for patent foramen ovale?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Nothing
Oftentimes no treatment is required unles symptomatic.
If symptomatic then a device closure can be done by a cardiologist or surgical closure by a cardiac surgeon.

In brief: Nothing
Oftentimes no treatment is required unles symptomatic.
If symptomatic then a device closure can be done by a cardiologist or surgical closure by a cardiac surgeon.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine
In brief: Options
There are different options available for the closure of a patent foramen ovale.
In some patients, no treatment is necessary so long as there are no associated troubles. Those requiring closure have options that can include surgery or more commonly a percutaneous closure. This involves a cardiac catheterization to assess the size of the hole and then placement of a device to close the hole.

In brief: Options
There are different options available for the closure of a patent foramen ovale.
In some patients, no treatment is necessary so long as there are no associated troubles. Those requiring closure have options that can include surgery or more commonly a percutaneous closure. This involves a cardiac catheterization to assess the size of the hole and then placement of a device to close the hole.
Dr. Louis Krenn
Dr. Louis Krenn
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