A large biatrial thrombus entrapped by patent foramen ovale in a case with massive pulmonary embolism


Dercis E., Aktas M., Bozyel S., Yayuz S., ŞAHİN T.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.26, no.1, pp.150-152, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2018.15084
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.150-152

Abstract

Thrombus development in cardiac chambers increases the risk of mortality, compared to pulmonary embolism alone, and can require change in therapy. In the presence of patent foramen ovale, paradoxical systemic embolization can occur associated with a higher incidence of death and embolic complications. Herein, we present a case of pulmonary embolism concomitant a right atrial huge thrombus entrapped in patent foramen ovale and prolapsing into the left heart chambers.