Can Patent Foramen Ovales Cause Problems?
Discussion During fetal development, the heart primum and secundum septa grow and overlap leaving a small but important channel between the two atria. The foramen ovale is a flap valve moving blood from the right atrium into the left atrium directly and bypassing the high pressure pulmonary system. After birth and breathing air, the neonate’s lungs open up and the pulmonary vascular resistance decreases. The left atrium now has a relatively higher pressure than the right atria, and therefore pressure on the flap valve closes the foramen ovale. Usually within 6-12 months, the fusion of the primum and secundum of the f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 24, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

SCUBA Divers and the Bends: High-Grade PFO Raises Risk SCUBA Divers and the Bends: High-Grade PFO Raises Risk
Divers with higher-risk patent foramen ovale are especially susceptible to decompression illness and should consider conservative diving practices, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 14, 2023 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Kansas man who had strokes at 28 and 33 had heart condition that affects 25 percent of people
Bill Ramsey, 50, from Wichita, Kansas, had two strokes at ages 28 and 33. He thinks his heart condition, patent foramen ovale (PFO), which 25% of Americans have, greatly raised his risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott Announces European Launch of Amplatzer ™ Talisman™ System to Close Hole in Heart for People at Risk of Recurrent Stroke
- Abbott's Talisman system seals an opening in the heart known as a "patent foramen ovale" (PFO) to prevent blood clots from passing from the right to the left side of the heart and on to the brain, where they can cause a stroke (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - September 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Justin Bieber's Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
(MedPage Today) -- So far, this year hasn't gone so well for Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey. In March, Hailey was hospitalized after having transient ischemic attacks. It was later discovered that this was due to a patent foramen ovale (see... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 15, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

SCAI Issues Guidelines for PFO Management, Makes Case for Expansion SCAI Issues Guidelines for PFO Management, Makes Case for Expansion
Clinical guidelines address expanded indications for percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure along with antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 20, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

PFO Closure Guidelines Address Older Adults, Trial-Excluded Groups
(MedPage Today) -- ATLANTA -- Scenarios for patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure not covered by the pivotal trials were a key subject of guidelines released by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). "This document... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - May 19, 2022 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Abbott's Amplatzer ™ Talisman™ System for PFO Closure in People at Risk of Recurrent Stroke
- Talisman system builds on the minimally invasive Amplatzer PFO Occluder, the world's leading patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure device that has been used to treat more than 180,000 patients worldwide (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - September 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PFO Closure in Divers Tied to Less Decompression Sickness PFO Closure in Divers Tied to Less Decompression Sickness
Decompression sickness risk may be reduced in divers who undergo patent foramen ovale closure, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for patent foramen ovale
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 36 and do not have any significant medical concerns, but due to a family member's heart health issues, it was recommended I have a cardiac evaluation. After undergoing an echocardiogram, I was surprised to be told that I have a patent foramen ovale. The cardiologist said I don't need to be treated [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 11, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Report Touts PFO Closure in Divers; Experts Disagree Report Touts PFO Closure in Divers; Experts Disagree
A new report recommends the surgical closure of patent foramen ovale in high-risk divers, but physicians in the United States urged caution about widespread use of the procedure in this population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AAN Updates Advice on PFO Closure After Stroke AAN Updates Advice on PFO Closure After Stroke
In an updated practice advisory, the American Academy of Neurology says closure of patent foramen ovale may be recommended for some people who have had a stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 30, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

AAN updates recommendation on closure of common heart defect after stroke
(American Academy of Neurology) New guidance from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) concludes that closure of a common heart defect called a patent foramen ovale (PFO) may be recommended for some people who have had a stroke. The updated practice advisory is published in the April 29, 2020, online issue of Neurology ® , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GORE(R) CARDIOFORM ASD Occluder Receives FDA Approval for the Treatment of Atrial Septal Defects
Data from the Gore ASSURED Clinical Study demonstrated 100 percent closure success at six months FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., June 4, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration'... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, FDA W. L. Gore, patent foramen ovale, CARDIOFORM, Septal Occluder (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Patent Foramen Ovale Ups Ischemic Stroke in Those With PE
Frequency of ischemic stroke increased in association with patent foramen ovale in symptomatic PE (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news