A thrombus in transit through a patent foramen ovale

Uzoma N. Ibebuogu, Rami N. Khouzam, Gyanendra Kumar Sharma, John W Thornton, Roshanak Robati, David Silverman

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Abstract

Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a congenital heart defect that may fi rst 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Volume27
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Congenital heart defect
  • Hemodynamic abnormalities
  • Interatrial shunt
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Pulmonary embolus
  • Thrombus

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A thrombus in transit through a patent foramen ovale. / Ibebuogu, Uzoma N.; Khouzam, Rami N.; Sharma, Gyanendra Kumar; Thornton, John W; Robati, Roshanak; Silverman, David.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Vol. 27, No. 10, 01.01.2014, p. 32-35.

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Ibebuogu, Uzoma N. ; Khouzam, Rami N. ; Sharma, Gyanendra Kumar ; Thornton, John W ; Robati, Roshanak ; Silverman, David. / A thrombus in transit through a patent foramen ovale. In: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2014 ; Vol. 27, No. 10. pp. 32-35.
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