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Vol 10, No 5 (2015)
Review Papers
Published online: 2015-10-28
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Importance of patent foramen ovale in patients with acute pulmonary embolism

Sylwia Goliszek, Katarzyna Kurnicka, Barbara Lichodziejewska, Marek Roik, Małgorzata Wiśniewska, Dominik Wretowski, Michał Ciurzyński, Piotr Pruszczyk
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2015.0063
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Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(5):330-335.

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Vol 10, No 5 (2015)
Review Papers
Published online: 2015-10-28

Abstract

Patent foramen ovale (PFO) occurs in 25–35% of the general population and it is the most common cause of intracardiac shunt. In patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE) and right ventricular overload, PFO is a risk factor of paradoxical embolism leading to ischaemic stroke or peripheral embolism. PFO in APE was reported to be a risk factor for the complicated course and increased in-hospital mortality.

Abstract

Patent foramen ovale (PFO) occurs in 25–35% of the general population and it is the most common cause of intracardiac shunt. In patients with acute pulmonary embolism (APE) and right ventricular overload, PFO is a risk factor of paradoxical embolism leading to ischaemic stroke or peripheral embolism. PFO in APE was reported to be a risk factor for the complicated course and increased in-hospital mortality.

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Keywords

patent foramen ovale, acute pulmonary embolism, paradoxical embolism, ischaemic stroke, peripheral embolism

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Title

Importance of patent foramen ovale in patients with acute pulmonary embolism

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 10, No 5 (2015)

Pages

330-335

Published online

2015-10-28

DOI

10.5603/FC.2015.0063

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(5):330-335.

Keywords

patent foramen ovale
acute pulmonary embolism
paradoxical embolism
ischaemic stroke
peripheral embolism

Authors

Sylwia Goliszek
Katarzyna Kurnicka
Barbara Lichodziejewska
Marek Roik
Małgorzata Wiśniewska
Dominik Wretowski
Michał Ciurzyński
Piotr Pruszczyk

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