Intra-atrial thrombus after surgical closure of patent foramen ovale

Carlos Jose Rodriguez, Marco R. Di Tullio, Ralph L. Sacco, Shunichi Homma

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Patent foramen ovale (PFO) represents a potential path for paradoxical embolism and is associated with cryptogenic stroke. It has been suggested that because a PFO represents a repairable lesion (by surgical or transcatheter methods), repair may be the optimal treatment to prevent recurrent stroke. This report describes a patient with recurrent neurologic and peripheral embolic events, which occurred approximately 6 months after the surgical closure of a PFO. The diagnosis of an intra-atrial thrombus with a small residual PFO was made by subsequent transesophageal echocardiography. Thrombus formation at the closure site needs to be considered in a patient with recurrent embolic events after closure of a PFO. (J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2001;14:63-6.).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-66
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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