Paradoxical embolism in coronary artery is a rarely diagnosed clinical entity. In the majority of reported cases; the diagnostic of this pathology is « presumptive » based on certain criteria. It can be considered “proven” when the embolus is found lodged in the abnormal communication between the venous and arterial circulation; which is very rare. We herein report a case of myocardial infarction caused by a proven paradoxical coronary embolism through a patent foramen ovale. The authors highlight through this paper the contribution of echocardiography and particularly transesophageal echocardiography, especially if performed soon after presentation, for early diagnosis.
Boumaaz, Meriem; Asfalou, Iliyasse; Hamami, Amine; Raissouni, Maha; Lakhal, Zouhair; and Benyass, Aatif
"Myocardial Infarction Caused By An Enclosed Thrombus In A Patent Foramen Ovale,"
Journal of the Saudi Heart Association: Vol. 32
, Article 2.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37616/2212-5043.1039
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