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What is the reason a foramen ovale does not close at birth?

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In brief: Closes in almost 70%

It is not clear why it does not close completely in 25 to 40 % of people.
When it dies not close at birth it is called pfo or persistent foramen ovale. This increases the risk of stoke.

In brief: Closes in almost 70%

It is not clear why it does not close completely in 25 to 40 % of people.
When it dies not close at birth it is called pfo or persistent foramen ovale. This increases the risk of stoke.
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