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A thrombus in transit through a patent foramen ovale.
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PMID:  25251652     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a congenital heart defect that may first be diagnosed in adulthood and has a prevalence of 25% to 30%. Although many patients with PFO are asymptomatic and do not require treatment, paradoxical embolism can cause stroke or myocardial infarction. The authors report an unusual case of PFO with a transversing thrombus in an 80-year-old man. The patient's initial presentation appeared clinically as acute coronary syndrome, but he was subsequently diagnosed with a massive thrombus in transit via a PFO and pulmonary embolus leading to right-sided heart failure.
Uzoma N Ibebuogu; Rami N Khouzam; Gyanendra Sharma; John W Thornton; Roshanak Robati; David Silverman
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1547-1896     ISO Abbreviation:  JAAPA     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-09-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9513102     Medline TA:  JAAPA     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-5     Citation Subset:  T    
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