Thrombus straddling a patent foramen ovale

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2013.76

Authors

  • Costantina Prota Heart Department, University Hospital “San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona”, Salerno, Italy.
  • Rodolfo Citro | rodolfocitro@gmail.com Heart Department, University Hospital “San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona”, Salerno, Italy.
  • Angelo Silverio Heart Department, University Hospital “San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona”, Salerno, Italy.
  • Roberto Ascoli Heart Department, University Hospital “San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona”, Salerno, Italy.
  • Corrado Naddeo Heart Department, University Hospital “San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona”, Salerno, Italy.
  • Giovanni Vitale Heart Department, University Hospital “San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona”, Salerno, Italy.
  • Federico Piscione Heart Department, University Hospital “San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona”, Salerno, Italy.

Abstract

We present a case of a 67-year-old male with pulmonary embolism. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) showed the presence of a mobile thrombus straddling the patent foramen ovale (PFO) and prolapsing into both atria. Treatment with heparin was started. Five days after admission, repeat TEE revealed a reduction in thrombus dimensions, so anticoagulation therapy was continued. Eleven days after admission, TEE showed complete disappearance of the thrombus.

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Published
2015-11-25
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Keywords:
Thrombosis, Patent Forame Ovale, Pulmonary Embolism.
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How to Cite
Prota, Costantina, Rodolfo Citro, Angelo Silverio, Roberto Ascoli, Corrado Naddeo, Giovanni Vitale, and Federico Piscione. 2015. “Thrombus Straddling a Patent Foramen Ovale”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 80 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2013.76.

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