foramen ovale

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foramen o·val·e

 (ō-văl′ē, -vā′lē, -vä′-)
An opening in the septum between the right and left atria of the heart, present in the fetus but usually closed soon after birth.

[New Latin forāmen ōvāle : Latin forāmen, opening + Medieval Latin ōvāle, neuter of ōvālis, oval.]

foramen ovale

n foramen m oval; patent — — foramen oval permeable
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Paradoxical cardiac and cerebral arterial gas embolus during percutaneous lead extraction in a patient with a patent foramen ovale.
Closure of patent foramen ovale versus medical therapy after cryptogenic stroke.
During an average follow-up of nearly 5 years, patients with a patent foramen ovale (PFO) who received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or a permanent pacemaker were more than fourfold more likely to develop a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) compared with implanted device recipients who did not have a PFO, Dr.
The results of the trial do not support closure of a patent foramen ovale to prevent stroke in patients who have had a stroke or a TIA of unclear etiology.
8) It has been theorized that in patients with both ASA and PFO, motion of the fossa ovalis membrane may promote paradoxical shunting by enhancing the preferential orientation of blood flow from the inferior vena cava toward the foramen ovale.
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.
Abstract: Foramen ovale plays an important function in the fetus but is of no physiologic significance after birth and closes in most individuals.
People with migraines may have a four-times increased chance of having tiny holes (patent foramen ovale or PFO) in their hearts.
Researchers believe patent foramen ovale (PFO) - a cardiac defect which allows blood to pass from the right to the left sides of the heart without going via the lungs - increases migraines.
1,4) A case of well -differentiated, non-Hodgkin's lymphocytic lymphoma extending from the orbit through the foramen ovale and cavernous sinus into the infratemporal region, as well as a case of an intracranial malignant lymphoma with perineural extension through the foramen ovale along the path of the mandibular trigeminal nerve into the intraorbital fossa, have been documented.
The stroke can occur in people with a patent foramen ovale -an opening between two chambers in the heart that is present in about 30 per cent of the general population.