Caught in the act: Serial, real time images of a thrombus traversing from the right to left atrium across a patent foramen ovale

Srihari Thanigaraj, Alan Zajarias, Ali Valika, John Lasala, Julio E. Pérez

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Abstract

Aims: To illustrate the association between a patent foramen ovale (PFO) and paradoxical embolization. Methods and results: We report a unique c ase of a paradoxical embolization across a PFO noted during a transesophageal echocardiographic study. Serial images demonstrate the thrombus migrating from the superior vena cava to the left atrium across the PFO. Conclusions: This case establishes the association between the PFO and paradoxical embolism unequivocally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-181
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Echocardiography
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006

Keywords

  • Paradoxical embolism
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Right to left shunt
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

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