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Intracardiac entrapped and pulmonary embolism developing during oral contraceptive therapy in a young woman

Erkut, Bilgehan; Ates, Azman; Arslan, Sakir

Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine: April 2010 - Volume 11 - Issue 4 - p 297–298
doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e328335cfc7
Case reports

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

Correspondence to Bilgehan Erkut, Associate Professor, MD, Terminal Caddesi, Akgun Sitesi 4 Blok, Kat. 1 No. 4, 25000 Erzurum, Turkey Tel: +90 533 745 1006; e-mail:

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