OPEN Journal of cardiothoracic surgery | 1 Jun 2013
A Nemoto, M Kudo, K Yamabe and R Yozu
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.
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