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Patent foramen ovale _______



A

Connects the two atria in the fetal heart.

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B

Is a condition in which the heart valves do not completely close.

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C

Is a shallow depression in the interventricular septum.

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D

Is a connection between the pulmonary trunk and the aorta in the foetus.

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Solution

The correct option is B

Is a condition in which the heart valves do not completely close.


Foramen ovale is a hole in the heart. It normally exists while babies are in the womb but should close soon after birth. Patent foramen ovale is the condition where this hole does not close upon birth.


Biology

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