Dixie Regional Medical Center

(435) 251-1000Map1380 East Medical Center DriveSt. George, UT 84790

Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)

Heart & Vascular Services

(435) 251-1900

Definition

Normally there should be no connection between the right atrium that carries the unoxygenated blood and the left atrium which carries the oxygenated blood. In some patients, there is a whole between these two upper chambers of the heart which can sometimes lead to the wearing out of the heart, stress on the lung circulation, or strokes.

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