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Foramen Ovale, Patent MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Foramen Ovale, Patent
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Scope Note
A condition in which the FORAMEN OVALE in the ATRIAL SEPTUM fails to close shortly after birth. This results in abnormal communications between the two upper chambers of the heart. An isolated patent ovale foramen without other structural heart defects is usually of no hemodynamic significance.
Entry Term(s)
Patent Foramen Ovale
Patent Oval Foramen
NLM Classification #
WG 220
Previous Indexing
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial (1965-2007)
Public MeSH Note
2008; see HEART SEPTAL DEFECTS, ATRIAL 1980-2007
History Note
2008; use HEART SEPTAL DEFECTS, ATRIAL 1980-2007
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