A case of extensive biatrial clot straddling the patent foramen ovale

Submitted: December 14, 2020
Accepted: January 10, 2021
Published: March 12, 2021
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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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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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