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Pfo or atrial septum defect==are they the most common problems in infants of diabetics?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Maybe and no

I'm not a pediatric cardiologist and can't tell you definitively if they are the "commonest" problems in infants but, for sure, they're not nearly the commonest problem in patients with diabetes (whom i see everyday).
Remember, newborns normally have patent foramen ovale which closes shortly (but may be delayed) after birth.

In brief: Maybe and no

I'm not a pediatric cardiologist and can't tell you definitively if they are the "commonest" problems in infants but, for sure, they're not nearly the commonest problem in patients with diabetes (whom i see everyday).
Remember, newborns normally have patent foramen ovale which closes shortly (but may be delayed) after birth.
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