How should we differentiate PFO from ASD?

How should we differentiate PFO from ASD?

In this video, Dr. Radha Krishnan, Director, Pediatric Cardiologist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, will explain how to differentiate patent foramen ovale (PFO) from atrial septal defect (ASD). This differentiation is generally by echocardiography. When a flap is seen overlapping each other then it is known as a PFO. When the flap separates crating a clear defect, it is called an ASD. Dr. Radha Krishnan will talk on stretch PFO which can become an atrial septal defect. And it becomes difficult to differentiate between them and needs to be detected by echocardiography. He will also discuss the differentiating features between a PFO and ASD.

Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan

Senior Consultant in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology in Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road, Delhi. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has over 3 decades of rich professional experience in his field. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan pioneered Interventional Cardiology and was instrumental in carrying out Balloon dilation of the Atrial Septum and Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty for the first time in the world at AIIMS, New Delhi. He has treated several patients suffering from heart diseases in India and gives every patient the best of medical care. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has published several papers in India and abroad and is a member of prestigious medical associations.

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