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Does a PFO ever fix itself on its own?

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Dr. Diana Metzger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

Everyone has a patent foramen ovale when in their mother's womb.
It closes on its own shortly after birth or as a child grows. This happens about 99% of the time, but there is around 1% of the population who have persistent pfo. Most of these have no sequellae.

In brief: Yes

Everyone has a patent foramen ovale when in their mother's womb.
It closes on its own shortly after birth or as a child grows. This happens about 99% of the time, but there is around 1% of the population who have persistent pfo. Most of these have no sequellae.
Dr. Diana Metzger
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Pfo stands for patent (or open) foramen ovale.
The foramen ovale usually closes shortly after birth. If it remains open beyond this time, it does not close. A PFO rarely causes problems and is present in many people.

In brief: No

Pfo stands for patent (or open) foramen ovale.
The foramen ovale usually closes shortly after birth. If it remains open beyond this time, it does not close. A PFO rarely causes problems and is present in many people.
Dr. William Scott
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