Thromboembolus crossing patent foramen ovale: Appearance in multislice computed tomography and echocardiography

Alexander Weymann, Bastian Schmack, Christian Rosendal, Matthias Karck, G. Szabó

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Abstract

A 31-year-old woman was referred to our hospital due to progressive dyspnea and a family history of pulmonary embolism. Multislice computed tomography depicted massive bilateral pulmonary embolism, and transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated a serpentine structure in both atria with the appearance of a thrombus. Furthermore, a highly mobile mass trapped in her patent foramen ovale was identified. She underwent emergency cardiac embolectomy and was discharged from our hospital with conventional anticoagulant therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-258
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Patent Foramen Ovale
Multidetector Computed Tomography
Pulmonary Embolism
Echocardiography
Embolectomy
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Dyspnea
Anticoagulants
Emergencies
Thrombosis
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Thrombus
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Thromboembolus crossing patent foramen ovale : Appearance in multislice computed tomography and echocardiography. / Weymann, Alexander; Schmack, Bastian; Rosendal, Christian; Karck, Matthias; Szabó, G.

In: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2012, p. 256-258.

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Weymann, Alexander ; Schmack, Bastian ; Rosendal, Christian ; Karck, Matthias ; Szabó, G. / Thromboembolus crossing patent foramen ovale : Appearance in multislice computed tomography and echocardiography. In: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2012 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 256-258.
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