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10 Treatments for Patent Foramen Ovale

Overview

A foramen ovale is a hole in the heart. It normally exists while babies are in the womb but should close soon after birth. If it does not close, the condition is called patent foramen ovale (PFO). PFOs are common. They occur in one of every four[read article]

Tests for Patent Foramen Ovale

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Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart, allowing your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functionin...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Doppler ultrasound is a technique used to measure the flow of blood through your arteries and blood vessels-usually those in your extremities. Vascular flow studies...  More
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Test
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Medical Procedures for Patent Foramen Ovale

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Percutaneous Transcatheter Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale
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Surgical Procedures for Patent Foramen Ovale

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Closure of Foramen Ovale with Prosthesis by Open Heart Technique
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