We report a case of biatrial thrombus entrapped in a patent foramen ovale (PFO) in a 39-year-old woman under oral contraceptive therapy who was admitted to our hospital with multiple pulmonary embolism without paradoxical embolism. We present this case because of the relatively unusual thromboembolic disease.
aDepartment of Cardiovascular Surgery, Erzurum Region Training and Research Hospital, Turkey
bDepartment of Cardiovascular Surgery, Turkey
cDepartment of Cardiology, Atatürk University Medical Faculty, Erzurum, Turkey
Received 25 June, 2009
Revised 18 November, 2009
Accepted 26 November, 2009
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