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What does PFO stand for?

PFO stands for Patent Foramen Ovale (defect of the heart)

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Neurologists, cardiologists, and pulmonologists from the US, Europe, and Israel focus on sleep apnea as they discuss oxidative stress, proinflammatory vascular risk factors, and endothelial disease; autonomic dysfunction and vascular diseases; hypertension; stroke risk factors and the arousal response; atrial fibrillation; patent foramen ovale and the association with ischemic stroke; the pathogenesis of cerebral small-vessel disease; acute stroke deterioration; the effect of continuous positive airway pressure on stroke risk factors and stroke; rehabilitation of stroke; and restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movements, and vascular risk factors.
The specialist cardiac products the Trust will be looking to procure include: Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure Devices, Atrial Spetal Defects (ASD) Closure Devices, Left Atrial Apendage (L) Closure Devices, Rotational Atherectomy Systems, Cutting/Scoring Balloons, Embolic Capture/Distal Protection Devices, Intra-Aortic Balloon (IAB) Catheters, Temporary Pacing Wires, Pressure Wires, Long sheaths, Stents, Melody Valves and other specialist products used at Specialist GUCH Centre Tender documents : T14481943.
No atrial thrombi were seen and no signal voids adjacent to the atrial septum were found to suggest the presence of a patent foramen ovale (PFO).
Lau, a board certified cardiologist with Oregon Cardiology, treated the 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.