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The significance of patent foramen ovale: a current review of associated conditions and treatment.
Int J Cardiol 2009; 134(1):17-24IJ

Abstract

Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a remnant of the foetal circulation, found in about a quarter of the population. PFO is an asymptomatic condition and the high prevalence infers that it is in most cases of no or only limited clinical significance. However, recent research has found an increased prevalence of PFO in cryptogenic stroke, decompression illness and migraine. The presence of a PFO has also been associated with oxygen desaturation in conditions such as obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnoea. The rapid evolution and widespread availability of catheter-based closing techniques have further stimulated interest. The seemingly growing significance of PFO will be discussed in this review.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. Magnus.C.Johansson@vgregion.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19232760

Citation

Johansson, Magnus C., et al. "The Significance of Patent Foramen Ovale: a Current Review of Associated Conditions and Treatment." International Journal of Cardiology, vol. 134, no. 1, 2009, pp. 17-24.
Johansson MC, Eriksson P, Dellborg M. The significance of patent foramen ovale: a current review of associated conditions and treatment. Int J Cardiol. 2009;134(1):17-24.
Johansson, M. C., Eriksson, P., & Dellborg, M. (2009). The significance of patent foramen ovale: a current review of associated conditions and treatment. International Journal of Cardiology, 134(1), pp. 17-24. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2009.01.049.
Johansson MC, Eriksson P, Dellborg M. The Significance of Patent Foramen Ovale: a Current Review of Associated Conditions and Treatment. Int J Cardiol. 2009 May 1;134(1):17-24. PubMed PMID: 19232760.
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