SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Vascular Disease I
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Patent foramen ovale (PFO) have an incidence of roughly 25% based on autopsy reports. They are increasingly seen as culprits in cryptogenic strokes in that they act as a route for venous thromboembolic events to the arterial circulations. An impending paradoxical embolism (IPDE) is where a clot is caught in transit through a PFO with the potential to embolize into systemic circulation. This is a case of an IPDE treated successfuly through surgical intervention.