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      Trapped Venous Embolus in a Patent Foramen ovale Causing Recurrent Paradoxical Embolism

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          The combination of deep venous thrombosis, patent foramen ovale and arterial emboli suggests the diagnosis of paradoxical embolism. In these cases, only very rarely, a causal relationship between the venous thrombus and the patent foramen can be established. An instructive case of trapped venous embolism within the foramen ovale is described proving a causal relationship between arterial embolism and its venous origin.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1995
          1995
          18 November 2008
          : 86
          : 1
          : 86-88
          Affiliations
          Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital, Gent, Belgium
          Article
          176838 Cardiology 1995;86:86–88
          10.1159/000176838
          7728797
          © 1995 S. Karger AG, Basel

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