foramen ovale


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foramen ovale

[fə′rā·mən ō′vä·lē]
(anatomy)
An opening in the sphenoid for the passage of nerves and blood vessels.
(embryology)
An opening in the fetal heart partition between the two atria.
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We believe that the knowledge of variations reported here might be useful for the radiologists and surgeons to minimize the possible complications of the surgeries related to infratemporal region, specifically close to the foramen ovale.
Factor V Leiden and prothrombin gene mutation may predispose to paradoxical embolismin subjects with patent foramen ovale.
Closure or medical therapy for cryptogenic stroke with patent foramen ovale.
Foramen ovale, carotid canal, jugular foramen appears to have a constant relationship to Henle's spine; hence, it can be used as a reliable surface landmark in skull base surgeries.
A case of paradoxical air embolism in the coronary artery through a patent foramen ovale demonstrated by coronary CT angiography.
During an average follow-up of nearly 5 years, patients with a patent foramen ovale (PFO) who received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or a permanent pacemaker were more than fourfold more likely to develop a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) compared with implanted device recipients who did not have a PFO, Dr.
The results of the trial do not support closure of a patent foramen ovale to prevent stroke in patients who have had a stroke or a TIA of unclear etiology.
Jude's portfolio in new product markets such as the market for left atrial appendage (LAA) closure, the market for patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure in cryptogenic stroke patients, the market for modifying abnormal peripheral vessels with vascular plugs and the market for repairing structural heart defects.
Diagnostic tests may detect an atrial septal defect (ASD) or a patent foramen ovale (PFO), both of which are "holes" in the tissue separating the right and left atria.
A transesophageal echocardiogram showed that the catheter entered the right atrium through the superior vena cava and crossed into the left atrium via a patent foramen ovale (Figure 1).