Though advances in medicine are allowing patients with congenital heart disease to live longer, it's not without complications and additional medical needs. New research sheds light on growing risk.
Congenital Heart Disease
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Should patients with patent foramen ovale (PFO) get it fixed? Cleveland Clinic's Richard Krasuski discusses results of the CLOSURE study.
One-third of patients who have a hole between their heart’s left and right atria suffer from low oxygen levels during exercise. The hole is known as patent foramen ovale (PFO). A Cleveland Clinic study found that surgically closing the defect can stop this low-oxygen effect.
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Migraines can have many causes which may include a congenital heart malformation called patent foramen ovule (PFO) that affects about 25 percent of the population.
Congenital heart disease is another name for birth defects of the heart. The most common congenital defect is a hole between the chambers of the heart, but may also include malformations of the valves, aorta, and general size and shape of the heart.
On March 26th 2010, Cardiac surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD, performed open heart surgery to fix multiple holes in Ellen's heart.