Clot Through the Heart

Paradoxical Embolism with Thrombus-in-Transit at Multidetector Computed Tomography

Joseph R. Leach, Brett Elicker, Judy Yee, Shilpa Puppula, Judith A. Wisneski, Benjamin M. Yeh

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Abstract

We present the case of a 67-year-old man with concomitant stroke and pulmonary embolism 1 day after radiofrequency catheter ablation for refractory atrial tachycardia. A chest computed tomographic angiogram revealed "thrombus-in-transit" across a patent foramen ovale, confirming the diagnosis of paradoxical embolism. Paradoxical embolism is a rare definitive diagnosis. Our case is a key demonstration of the even rarer instance where such a diagnosis is confirmed at multidetector computed tomography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)598-600
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Paradoxical Embolism
Multidetector Computed Tomography
Thrombosis
Patent Foramen Ovale
Catheter Ablation
Pulmonary Embolism
Tachycardia
Angiography
Thorax
Stroke

Keywords

  • paradoxical embolism
  • patent foramen ovale
  • thrombus-in-transit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Clot Through the Heart : Paradoxical Embolism with Thrombus-in-Transit at Multidetector Computed Tomography. / Leach, Joseph R.; Elicker, Brett; Yee, Judy; Puppula, Shilpa; Wisneski, Judith A.; Yeh, Benjamin M.

In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 39, No. 4, 01.01.2015, p. 598-600.

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Leach, Joseph R. ; Elicker, Brett ; Yee, Judy ; Puppula, Shilpa ; Wisneski, Judith A. ; Yeh, Benjamin M. / Clot Through the Heart : Paradoxical Embolism with Thrombus-in-Transit at Multidetector Computed Tomography. In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 2015 ; Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 598-600.
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