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Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) complications
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)

Complications could include:

  • Myoclonus is a sudden muscle spasm. The movement is involuntary and can't be stopped or controlled.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hemianopsia is a loss of vision in half of the visual field of one eye or both eyes. Common causes are stroke, brain tumor, and trauma to the brain.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Stroke recovery can be a lengthy process that requires patience, hard work, and commitment. Learn what to expect while going through rehabilitation.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sixth nerve palsy is a disorder that causes your eye to cross inward towards your nose. It's caused when the sixth cranial nerve is damaged.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Aphasia is a communication disorder that occurs due to brain damage in one or more areas that control language. It can interfere with your verbal communication, written communication, or both. It can cause problems with your ability to:
    Source:HLCMS
  • A cerebrovascular accident is also known as a stroke. Learn about the signs of a stroke and the vital importance of prompt treatment.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical care. Learn about the signs of a stroke and what to do.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pseudobulbar palsy is an inability to control the muscles in your face. Learn how it can affect your ability to speak, swallow, and control your moods.
    Source:HLCMS
  • During a transient ischemic attack (TIA, mini stroke) blood stops flowing to the brain for a short period of time. TIA doesn't kill brain cells like a stroke does. TIA causes symptoms that mimic those of a stroke.
    Source:HLCMS
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