4 doctors weighed in:
When do you close a patent foramen ovale?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Symptoms
When the patent for amen ovale causes symptoms of respiratory effort, shortness of breath, decreased exercise tolerance, etc.

In brief: Symptoms
When the patent for amen ovale causes symptoms of respiratory effort, shortness of breath, decreased exercise tolerance, etc.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Joshua Liberman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Infrequently
At this point in time, there is no guideline-recommended indication for closure.
There are currently clinical trials exploring this issue, and patients could be enrolled in these trials. But otherwise it is not an approved procedure anymore.

In brief: Infrequently
At this point in time, there is no guideline-recommended indication for closure.
There are currently clinical trials exploring this issue, and patients could be enrolled in these trials. But otherwise it is not an approved procedure anymore.
Dr. Joshua Liberman
Dr. Joshua Liberman
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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Significant symptoms
Patients need to have experienced recurrent neurologic events despite warfarin anticoagulation or have a significant shunt causing heart failure symptoms.

In brief: Significant symptoms
Patients need to have experienced recurrent neurologic events despite warfarin anticoagulation or have a significant shunt causing heart failure symptoms.
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
In brief: If having symptoms
Condition very common.
Usually closure only if having symptoms especially symptoms of stroke or what is called TIA which is a lack of oxygen to the brain. This would mean the defect is causing clots. Probably not even closure then if you can take blood thinners. If there is some reason blood thinners cannot be taken then that is when closure done. New methods do not require opening chest. Drj.

In brief: If having symptoms
Condition very common.
Usually closure only if having symptoms especially symptoms of stroke or what is called TIA which is a lack of oxygen to the brain. This would mean the defect is causing clots. Probably not even closure then if you can take blood thinners. If there is some reason blood thinners cannot be taken then that is when closure done. New methods do not require opening chest. Drj.
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones
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