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Doctors are PFO and pph related? What are they?

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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No

Pfo stands for patent foraman ovale or a small opening in the intra atrial septum. Pph stands for primary pulmonary hypertension.
These two entities are not related.

In brief: No

Pfo stands for patent foraman ovale or a small opening in the intra atrial septum. Pph stands for primary pulmonary hypertension.
These two entities are not related.
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Can be

Which is a normal opening in the atria during gestation that allows blood to flow and mix. Once the baby is born this hole closes. If it stays open it may be completely harmless or cause blow to flow from high pressure atria to low pressure increasing pulmonary bloos flow and causing ppn (persistent pulmonary hypertension).

In brief: Can be

Which is a normal opening in the atria during gestation that allows blood to flow and mix. Once the baby is born this hole closes. If it stays open it may be completely harmless or cause blow to flow from high pressure atria to low pressure increasing pulmonary bloos flow and causing ppn (persistent pulmonary hypertension).
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