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Thorax. 1976 Jun;31(3):354-5.

Paradoxical embolism complicating massive pulmonary embolus.

Abstract

Paradoxical embolism is an unusual but well recognized complication of venous thromboembolic disease. This case report of a patient with massive pulmonary embolism, who had a paradoxical embolus through a patent foramen ovale, emphasizes that in these circumstances surgical intervention is indicated.

PMID:
941122
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PMC470439
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