3 doctors weighed in:
Is there a downside to keep a patent foramen ovale in a child?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
It depends on the size of the opening and whether or not the child has symptoms.
Ask you cardiologist.

In brief: Depends
It depends on the size of the opening and whether or not the child has symptoms.
Ask you cardiologist.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
In brief: Yes
Statistically there are up 1/4 people with a patent foramen ovale.
Most are inconsequential. However, in a select few, these have been associated with migraine's, difficulty breathing, a rare syndrome called platypnea orthodeoxia syndrome and occult strokes.

In brief: Yes
Statistically there are up 1/4 people with a patent foramen ovale.
Most are inconsequential. However, in a select few, these have been associated with migraine's, difficulty breathing, a rare syndrome called platypnea orthodeoxia syndrome and occult strokes.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Thank
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