Successful surgical treatment for a thrombus straddling a patent foramen ovale: A case report

Atsushi Nemoto, Mikihiko Kudo, Kentaro Yamabe, Ryohei Yozu

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Abstract

Paradoxical embolism (PDE) occurs after embolic material passes from the venous to the arterial circulation through a right-to-left shunt, which is frequently a patent foramen ovale (PFO). We describe the case of a patient with deep venous thrombosis and an intracardiac thrombus straddling a PFO and who was successfully treated with an emergency surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Article number138
JournalJournal of cardiothoracic surgery
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 30

Keywords

  • Economy class syndrome
  • Paradoxical embolism
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Pulmonary embolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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