Thrombus straddling a patent foramen ovale

Submitted: November 25, 2015
Accepted: November 25, 2015
Published: November 25, 2015
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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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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).