Medicina (Buenos Aires)
versión ISSN 0025-7680
MIRANDA, Antonio et al. High-risk massive pulmonary thromboembolism associated with patent foramen ovale. Medicina (B. Aires) [online]. 2012, vol.72, n.2, pp. 128-130. ISSN 0025-7680.
High mortality rate associated with massive pulmonary embolism requires an aggressive invasive approach including surgical pulmonary embolectomy when thrombolytic therapy has failed or is contraindicated. We describe a case of high-risk massive pulmonary embolism who underwent surgical treatment due to the presence of a mobile intracardiac clot in a patent foramen ovale, and the possible risk of paradoxical arterial embolism.
Palabras llave : Pulmonary thromboembolism; Massive pulmonary embolism; Pulmonary embolectomy; Patent foramen ovale; Surgery.