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Paradoxical embolism complicating massive pulmonary embolus.
  1. P A Poole-Wilson,
  2. A R May,
  3. D Taube


    Paradoxical embolism is an unusual but well recognized complication of venous thromboembolic disease. This case report of a patient with massive pulmonary embolism, who had a paradoxical embolus through a patent foramen ovale, emphasizes that in these circumstances surgical intervention is indicated.

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