A Case of Cryptogenic Stroke Associated with Patent Foramen Ovale Coexisting with Pulmonary Embolisms, Deep Vein Thromboses, and Renal Artery Infarctions

Abstract

A paradoxical embolism is defined as a systemic arterial embolism requiring the passage of a venous thrombus into the arterial circulatory system through a right-to-left shunt, and is commonly related to patent foramen ovale (PFO). However, coexisting pulmonary embolisms, deep vein thromboses (DVT), and multipe systemic arterial embolisms, associated with PFO, are rare. Here, we report a patient who had a cryptogenic ischemic stroke, associated with PFO, which is complicated with a massive pulmonary thromboembolism, DVT, and renal infarctions, and subsequently, the patient was treated using a thrombolytic therapy.

DOI: 10.4070/kcj.2012.42.12.853

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@inproceedings{Park2012ACO, title={A Case of Cryptogenic Stroke Associated with Patent Foramen Ovale Coexisting with Pulmonary Embolisms, Deep Vein Thromboses, and Renal Artery Infarctions}, author={Moon-Sik Park and Jong-pil Park and S Yun and Jae-Un Lee and Joong-Keun Kim and Na-Eun Lee and Ji-eun Song and Shin-Eun Lee and S John and Ji-Hyun Lim and Jay-Young Rhew}, booktitle={Korean circulation journal}, year={2012} }