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Published online: 2007-07-24
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Echocardiogram of the month
Thrombus entrapped in the foramen ovale in an 80-year-old women with chronic pulmonary embolism manifested by recurrent syncope – a case report

Grażyna Snopek, Marcin Borys, Marek Dąbrowski
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(7):839-841.

open access

Vol 65, No 7 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-07-24
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of an 80-year-old female admitted to hospital because of recurrent syncope. The echocardiogram revealed a large thrombus in the left and right atria, entrapped in the patent foramen ovale, right heart enlargement and pulmonary hypertension. Magnetic resonance confirmed significant pulmonary embolism. The patient was successfully treated with fractioned heparin.

Abstract

We present a case of an 80-year-old female admitted to hospital because of recurrent syncope. The echocardiogram revealed a large thrombus in the left and right atria, entrapped in the patent foramen ovale, right heart enlargement and pulmonary hypertension. Magnetic resonance confirmed significant pulmonary embolism. The patient was successfully treated with fractioned heparin.
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Keywords

echocardiogram; thrombus; foramen ovale; pulmonary embolism

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Title

Echocardiogram of the month
Thrombus entrapped in the foramen ovale in an 80-year-old women with chronic pulmonary embolism manifested by recurrent syncope – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 7 (2007)

Pages

839-841

Published online

2007-07-24

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(7):839-841.

Keywords

echocardiogram
thrombus
foramen ovale
pulmonary embolism

Authors

Grażyna Snopek
Marcin Borys
Marek Dąbrowski

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