I am undergoing a lot of tests at the moment and I have been diagnosed with a Patent Foramen Ovale. It is a hole between the upper chambers of the heart which is quite common to some degree.
I was wondering though if this had been looked at in patients with MPN's, I have ET Jak2+, as this means that deoxygenated blood is passing through without being cleaned in the lungs. With the added problem of the stickiness of my extra platelets this blood not being cleaned would I think increase the likelihood of strokes.
I will be getting the full diagnosis when all tests are finished and further treatment decided upon but just wondered re the hole and MPN patients.