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Embolus entrapped in patent foramen ovale: impending paradoxical embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25468129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An impending paradoxical embolism is a rare finding, with fewer than 200 cases being documented so far. A 68-year-old woman, who presented with 3 weeks of increasing exertional dyspnea and exercise intolerance, underwent transesophageal echocardiography with a finding of an embolus in both right and left atria. At an emergent cardiac surgery, a worm-shaped, 5-cm-long thrombus was found in the right atrium, it was protruding to left atrium through the foramen ovale. The thrombus was removed intact, and the foramen ovale was closed. By our experience, an emergent cardiac surgery should always be considered as a treatment option for impending paradoxical embolism.
Authors:
Helena Podroužková; Vladimír Horváth; Ota Hlinomaz; Jan Bedan; Miroslav Bambuch; Petr Němec; Marek Orban
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-12-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  98     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e151-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2014 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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