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What is the procedure for fixing a patent foramen ovale?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Catheter based
A PFO is usually repaired with a heart catheterization.
An occluding device is delivered with a catheter from the leg and placed in the pfo. Closure is usually 100% effective.

In brief: Catheter based
A PFO is usually repaired with a heart catheterization.
An occluding device is delivered with a catheter from the leg and placed in the pfo. Closure is usually 100% effective.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery
Is one option.
Percutaneous closure that is non surgical is also a valid option. See a cardiologist that is an expert in the procedure.

In brief: Surgery
Is one option.
Percutaneous closure that is non surgical is also a valid option. See a cardiologist that is an expert in the procedure.
Dr. John Szawaluk
Dr. John Szawaluk
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Surgery vs device
It can be fixed by surgery or in other cases via device closure with catheter based techniques.
Talk to your cardiologist about what approach is best for you & if you even need it closed as majority of people don't.

In brief: Surgery vs device
It can be fixed by surgery or in other cases via device closure with catheter based techniques.
Talk to your cardiologist about what approach is best for you & if you even need it closed as majority of people don't.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Surgery
Open heart surgery is required to fix pfo.
This is meant to close the hole between atria that did not close.

In brief: Surgery
Open heart surgery is required to fix pfo.
This is meant to close the hole between atria that did not close.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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