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When to close a patent foramen ovale
  1. Damien P Kenny (damienkenny{at}doctors.org.uk)
  1. Bristol Children's Hospital, United Kingdom
    1. Mark Turner (mark.turner{at}ubht.nhs.uk)
    1. Bristol Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom
      1. Robin P Martin (rob.martin{at}ubht.nhs.uk)
      1. Bristol Children's Hospital, United Kingdom

        Abstract

        Transcatheter closure of the patent foramen ovale was the most common interventional procedure performed in our adult congenital unit in 2006. Although the prevalence of patent foramen ovale is similar in children, closure is rarely performed in this group despite susceptibility to similar defect-related morbidity. In this review we question whether this should remain the case.

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