Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 4, Number 10, October 2013, pages 660-661

Patent Foramen Ovale: Faces of Paradoxical Embolism


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Impending paradoxical embolism. A). Thrombus (T) crossing from the right to the left atrium via a patent foramen ovale. B). The same thrombus dropping into the left ventricle during diastole.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. A). Surgeon’s view of the thrombus protruding into the right atrium. B). Thrombi removed.