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Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2005 Mar;64(3):356-60.

Submassive pulmonary embolism and paradoxical embolic stroke treated with percutaneous rheolytic thrombectomy and closure of the patent foramen ovale.

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Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts, USA. aymaniskander@pol.net

Abstract

The presence of patent foramen ovale (PFO) in patients with large pulmonary emboli (PE) is associated with an increased risk of stroke and mortality. Many patients are ineligible to receive thrombolytic therapy. We present a patient with bilateral PE and cryptogenic stroke who was treated effectively with rheolytic thrombectomy with AngioJet, PFO closure with CardioSeal device, and placement of an inferior vena cava filter.

PMID:
15736251
DOI:
10.1002/ccd.20306
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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