Patent Foramen Ovale Medication

Updated: Nov 20, 2016
  • Author: Sandy N Shah, DO, MBA, FACC, FACP, FACOI; Chief Editor: Yasmine Subhi Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

Most patients with a patent foramen ovale as an isolated finding receive no particular treatment.

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Anticoagulants

Class Summary

Antiplatelet therapy and anticoagulation with warfarin can be indicated to prevent recurrent systemic thromboembolism.

Warfarin (Coumadin)

Interferes with hepatic synthesis of vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors. Used for prophylaxis and treatment of venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and thromboembolic disorders.

Tailor dose to maintain an INR in the range of 2 to 3.

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