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How to correct patent foramen ovale?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends . . .

Check out http://www.
Mayoclinic.Com/health/patent-foramen-ovale/ds00728/dsection=treatments-and-drugs for some basic ideas. Then chat w/your cardiologist to find out what's done in australia.

In brief: Depends . . .

Check out http://www.
Mayoclinic.Com/health/patent-foramen-ovale/ds00728/dsection=treatments-and-drugs for some basic ideas. Then chat w/your cardiologist to find out what's done in australia.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Usually nothing

A pfo is a remnant of the fetal circulation--everyone is born with this small flap in the wall between the 2 upper heart chambers.
For most people this flap eventually fuses shut, but for some it never closes. 10-20% of people are walking around with a pfo and need no treatment or intervention. In the rare cases where it needs to be closed, a catheterization procedure can close it w/o surgery.

In brief: Usually nothing

A pfo is a remnant of the fetal circulation--everyone is born with this small flap in the wall between the 2 upper heart chambers.
For most people this flap eventually fuses shut, but for some it never closes. 10-20% of people are walking around with a pfo and need no treatment or intervention. In the rare cases where it needs to be closed, a catheterization procedure can close it w/o surgery.
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
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