Diagnosis and management of entrapped embolus through a patent foramen ovale.

@article{Aboyans1998DiagnosisAM,
  title={Diagnosis and management of entrapped embolus through a patent foramen ovale.},
  author={Victor Aboyans and P. A. Lacroix and E Ostyn and Elisabeth Cornu and Marc Laskar},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={624-8}
}
The diagnosis of impending paradoxical embolus by echocardiography is exceptional and its management remains unclear. Through a personal case, we performed an exhaustive review of the medical literature of this rare finding. Since the first report, only 43 cases have ever been reported. The superiority of transesophageal echocardiography is underlined. The clinical features are complex. The classical simultaneous pulmonary and paradoxical embolism is often absent. Therapeutic options are… CONTINUE READING