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Is there a ?Difference between a?Patent foramen ovale and?A patent ductus arteriosus?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Yes
A patent foramen ovale (pfo) and patent ductus arteriosus (pda) are conditions that allow fetal circulation to flow.
Once the infant is born different blood flow patterns are required to oxygenate the blood. The closing off of the pfo and PDA allow the blood flow to assume the normal post natal pattern.

In brief: Yes
A patent foramen ovale (pfo) and patent ductus arteriosus (pda) are conditions that allow fetal circulation to flow.
Once the infant is born different blood flow patterns are required to oxygenate the blood. The closing off of the pfo and PDA allow the blood flow to assume the normal post natal pattern.
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