A case of extensive biatrial clot straddling the patent foramen ovale

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1733

Authors

  • Cinzia Nugara Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Buccheri La Ferla Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Palermo, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9415-2360
  • Annamaria Lo Voi Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Buccheri La Ferla Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Palermo, Italy.
  • Davide Diana Division of Cardiology, Department of Health Promotion, Mother and Child Care, Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties (ProMISE) 'G. D'Alessandro', University Hospital Paolo Giaccone, Palermo, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5588-9917
  • Silvia Sarullo Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Buccheri La Ferla Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Palermo, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5048-0474
  • Antonino Zarcone Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Buccheri La Ferla Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Palermo, Italy.
  • Filippo M. Sarullo | sarullo.filippo@fbfpa.it Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit, Buccheri La Ferla Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Palermo, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2046-8316

Abstract

Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a common abnormality that occurs in about 25% of the adult population. In most cases is a benign finding, but sometimes the communication between the right and the left atria can be a conduit for thrombi.

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2021-03-12
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Cardiology - Case Reports
Keywords:
anticoagulation, echocardiography, thrombus
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Nugara, Cinzia, Annamaria Lo Voi, Davide Diana, Silvia Sarullo, Antonino Zarcone, and Filippo M. Sarullo. 2021. “A Case of Extensive Biatrial Clot Straddling the Patent Foramen Ovale”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 91 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2021.1733.

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