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Foramen Ovale, Patent

"Foramen Ovale, Patent" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Foramen Ovale, Patent" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Foramen Ovale, Patent" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 103 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 17 publications in 2018
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