Utah Valley Regional Medical Center

(801) 357-7850Map1034 North 500 WestProvo, UT 84604

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

Heart Services

(801) 357-7227

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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