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A large right atrial thrombus penetrating through a patent foramen ovale in a patient with Prothrombin G2120 Mutation
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  • Ricardo Patricio Pérez Anderson,
  • Johannes Boehm,
  • Ruediger Lange,
  • Ralf Guenzinger
Ricardo Patricio Pérez Anderson
German Heart Centre Munich
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Johannes Boehm
German Heart Center Munich
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Ruediger Lange
German Heart Center Munich
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Ralf Guenzinger
German Heart Center Munich
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Abstract: The Prothrombin mutation G2021 alone is considered a minor risk factor for thromboembolism, but thromboembolic events are more likely in the presence of additional risk factors. We report on a 44-year-old female with an atrial thrombus causing pulmonary embolism and transiting through a patent foramen ovale. The thrombus was extracted by open heart operation. The patient had a family history for thromboembolic events. Further diagnostic after surgery found the patient positive for the Prothrombin mutation G2021, but not for the Factor V Leiden mutation. After surgery, a permanent oral anticoagulation has been started.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

12 Mar 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
07 Apr 2021Assigned to Editor
07 Apr 2021Submission Checks Completed
22 Apr 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned