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Does PFO closure stop from being considered for cardioversion?

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Posted on Mon, 16 Jun 2014
Question: I have just been diagnosed with Arterial Fibrillation. I also had a PFO closure in February 2010. Will the PFO closure stop me from being considered for cardioversion?
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Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Further exams are needed first.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through your medical history carefully and understood your concerns.

PFO closure won't stop you from being considered for cardioversion. However, first, I should ask to run:
- cardiac echo: to evaluate the status of heart cameras, especially, when it comes to the atriums dimension and morphology.
- thyroid function tests: to evaluate the status of thyroid gland prior to cardioversion.

Hope it helped!
Dr.Benard
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Benard Shehu (2 days later)
Thank you for your answer - I have already had a cardiac echo and all seems well.
I know this isn't the forum to ask this but I don't have a contact email or any other way of asking queries. I noticed on my bank statement that I have been charged twice on the same day for this query. I would be very grateful if you could you please look into this and sort it out or alternatively let me know who to contact.
Thanks XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu (5 days later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hi dear XXXXXXX

Can you please report this problem to the manager? You can go to "Report a problem" and ask your query. The person in charge will contact you.

Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience caused!
Dr.Benard
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Does PFO closure stop from being considered for cardioversion?

Brief Answer: Further exams are needed first. Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your medical history carefully and understood your concerns. PFO closure won't stop you from being considered for cardioversion. However, first, I should ask to run: - cardiac echo: to evaluate the status of heart cameras, especially, when it comes to the atriums dimension and morphology. - thyroid function tests: to evaluate the status of thyroid gland prior to cardioversion. Hope it helped! Dr.Benard