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Does a PFO (patent foramen ovale) ever cause a heart murmur ?

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Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: NO

A pfo is a small communication between the two upper chambers of the heart and usually it does not cause a murmur. Now if the hole is bigger it may be an atrial septal defect (ASD) which would cause a murmur. So unless it's an ASD and erroneously called a pfo, it should not cause a murmur.

In brief: NO

A pfo is a small communication between the two upper chambers of the heart and usually it does not cause a murmur. Now if the hole is bigger it may be an atrial septal defect (ASD) which would cause a murmur. So unless it's an ASD and erroneously called a pfo, it should not cause a murmur.
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
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Dr. George Mathew
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Pfo does nnt cause heart murmur!

In brief: No

Pfo does nnt cause heart murmur!
Dr. George Mathew
Dr. George Mathew
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