A patent foramen ovale, will this be an issue?

Maxpowers

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#1
Afternoon
Had my servive medical and had to go away and have tests because I have a dipped chest . Had a ECG, spirometry and a cardiogram and the only thing that came back was on my cardiogram there was a murmur allegedly caused by A patent foramen ovale.Having looked into it its a flap that does not close or close completey after birth in your heart mainly innocent with no treatment needed if you have no problems . So Im just wondering if anyone else has had this and joined up ok or not?

Cheers I also understand that there may not be anyone qaulified to give me a definitive answer but any info apreciated.
 

Maxpowers

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#3
Nope :D seems Im somewhat of a acident repaired /mutant.my back op is no longer an issue any more so hoping this will be sorted . Reading into it 25% of the population has it so its not some rare disastrous condition haha . No mention in jsp950 ether so fingers crossed , just another hurdle to smash the [email protected]@k out the way!
 
#6
I will start by saying I’m not a Doctor and what I’m about to say may not help, but on the off chance it does I’ll say it anyway.

I have a heart murmur that was undiagnosed until I had my medical for service in submarines, so I was already in phase 2 training. Whether that made a difference or not I don’t know, but after a number of tests and an appointment with a cardiac consultant it was decided that it made not one jot of difference to my life and I was cleared to carry on with my submarine training.
 
#8
Don't know if its the same. But when I had my aircrew medical, ECG portion. They picked up an anomaly with my ticker. No idea what it was called now but the analogy that was explained to me was. A piston engine goes, suck, squeeze, bang, blow. (A cycle of four). The ticker has 28 such cycles. And one muscle was sucking when it should have been blowing. However - it wasn't enough to bar me from flying.
Hopefully, your 'patent foramen ovale' will be similar.
Good luck.
 

Maxpowers

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#9
Don't know if its the same. But when I had my aircrew medical, ECG portion. They picked up an anomaly with my ticker. No idea what it was called now but the analogy that was explained to me was. A piston engine goes, suck, squeeze, bang, blow. (A cycle of four). The ticker has 28 such cycles. And one muscle was sucking when it should have been blowing. However - it wasn't enough to bar me from flying.
Hopefully, your 'patent foramen ovale' will be similar.
Good luck.
Mine is a flap between the chambers that normally closes up after birth but in 25% of people it does not or partially . The quack said as you have no issue’s we wouldnt do anything but the navy might want more tests etc .cheers waspie i’ll get there !
 

Maxpowers

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#11
I read the thread title and didn't have a scooby, maybe he should have just posted it under his other failed medical thread, instead of confusing me?
Ill make sure to find my other thread in a months time when im found to have mongoloiditus and ask if anyone else has it ;)
 
#13
Max - SAFEGUARD - a PFO can be a REAL problem if you want to become a diver, whether Service or just a scooby doo.

If you feel the urge to go diving, see a proper diving doctor for your medical, rather than just a GP. It can be repaired, whether on the NHS or not I don't know, being out of the UK.
 

Maxpowers

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#14
Max - SAFEGUARD - a PFO can be a REAL problem if you want to become a diver, whether Service or just a scooby doo.

If you feel the urge to go diving, see a proper diving doctor for your medical, rather than just a GP. It can be repaired, whether on the NHS or not I don't know, being out of the UK.
Going for AET , but duly noted I take it I could be more susceptible to the bends?


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#17
Not necessarily, it may just mean whoever has it now is unqualified or unwilling to make the call. My case was passed up to a cardiologist after a couple of Doctors appointments and ECG’s, who carried out his own assessment and gave the final (positive) decision, so don’t read too much into it.
 
#19
For me its an 'or'.
But!!!!
At least you will get a difinititive reply and you will know one way or the other!!!!!
(Sorry - I'm in cups half full mood tonight!!!!!!) Or is it cups half empty!!!!! Shit its a bad day!!! (For me).
 
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