Acute myocardial infarction secondary to suspected paradoxical emboli through patent foramen ovale in a young woman

Mohammad Hassan Namazi, Marjan Biglarin, Mohammad Khani, Vahid Eslami, Mohammad R Movahed

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A 40-year-old woman presented with an extensive anterior myocardial infarction. After initial thrombolytic therapy, coronary angiography was performed a few days later revealing normal coronaries with severe left ventricular dysfunction secondary to anterior wall akinesia. Echocardiography showed severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction and a patent foramen ovale (PFO). The patient had a history of long-term oral contraceptive consumption. A paradoxical embolus into the left coronary artery via a large PFO was suspected and was successfully treated with PFO closure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-124
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Heart Hospital Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011


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