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Paradoxical embolism wedged in PFO as a cause of stroke and pulmonary embolism in a 63-year-old woman

Amelia Joanna Mądrecka1, Marcin Antoni Konopka1, Wojciech Król1, Marek Kuch2, Wojciech Braksator1
DOI: 10.5603/fc.97704


This study presents the case of a 63-year-old patient hospitalised due to a stroke. Additional tests showed that the stroke was the result of a paradoxical embolus wedged within the foramen ovale, which was visualised by transthoracic 0echocardiography. Due to the overall clinical picture, the presented patient underwent anticoagulant treatment, which allowed for the resolution of the thrombus and improvement of her general condition.

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