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What does it mean if the echo showed pfo?

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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Patent foramen ovale

This is a congenital opening between the right and left atria of the heart.
It normally closes at birth, but stay open in some patients and may need to be closed with a device by a cardiologist or closed surgically by a cardiac surgeon.

In brief: Patent foramen ovale

This is a congenital opening between the right and left atria of the heart.
It normally closes at birth, but stay open in some patients and may need to be closed with a device by a cardiologist or closed surgically by a cardiac surgeon.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Jason Black
Internal Medicine

In brief: Patent foramen ovale

A patent foramen ovale (pfo) is a common type of atrial septal defect, which means there is a small hole in the wall separating the right atrium from the left atrium. Small pfos are usually inconsequential, whereas larger ones may require treatment.

In brief: Patent foramen ovale

A patent foramen ovale (pfo) is a common type of atrial septal defect, which means there is a small hole in the wall separating the right atrium from the left atrium. Small pfos are usually inconsequential, whereas larger ones may require treatment.
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