patent foramen ovale


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patent foramen ovale

[′pat·ənt fə′rā·mən ′ōv·yül]
(medicine)
Persistence, usually functional, of the fetal foramen ovale after birth.
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Prothrombotic mutations as risk factors for cryptogenic ischemic cerebrovascular events in young subjects with patent foramen ovale.
Closure or medical therapy for cryptogenic stroke with patent foramen ovale.
A case of paradoxical air embolism in the coronary artery through a patent foramen ovale demonstrated by coronary CT angiography.
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is known since the time of Galen.
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).
Venous air emboli can paradoxically enter the arterial circulation through a patent foramen ovale and cause major harm (2).
No atrial thrombi were seen and no signal voids adjacent to the atrial septum were found to suggest the presence of a patent foramen ovale (PFO).
defect - called a patent foramen ovale - through a tiny puncture in the skin, according to a McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center news release.
218), which states that a patent foramen ovale is linked to migraines and that that heart defect, combined with sleep apnea, can cause oxygen desaturation, which can be a factor in cardiovascular disease.
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) has also been associated with hypoxia, migraine headaches and neurologic findings of decompression illness in scuba divers.