Journal of Echocardiography

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 115–116 | Cite as

Patent foramen ovale with a riding vermicular thrombus arising from a pacemaker lead

  • Mehmet Ali AstarciogluEmail author
  • Mehmet Ozkan
  • Ozan Gursoy
  • Altug Tuncer
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Pulmonary Embolism Left Atrium Permanent Pacemaker Progressive Dyspnea Atrial Thrombus 
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Conflict of interest

All the authors contributed to the submitted work and preparation of the manuscript and read and approved the manuscript. Our article is not under consideration elsewhere and none of the contents of the manuscript has been published elsewhere. We declare no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or publication of this article. The authors received no financial support for the research and/or authorship of this article.

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© Japanese Society of Echocardiography 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehmet Ali Astarcioglu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mehmet Ozkan
    • 1
  • Ozan Gursoy
    • 1
  • Altug Tuncer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyKoşuyolu Kartal Heart Training and Research HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryKoşuyolu Kartal Heart Training and Research HospitalIstanbulTurkey

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