Title: The Eustachian valve in pulmonary embolism: rescue or perilous?
Authors: De Keyser, Jan L C ×
Herregods, Marie-Christine
Dujardin, Karl
Mullens, Wilfried #
Issue Date: Aug-2006
Series Title: European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology vol:7 issue:4 pages:336-8
Abstract: This case illustrates the Eustachian valve as an ambiguous entity. By tethering a thrombus the valve prevented a major pulmonary embolism. However, in combination with a patent foramen ovale, it directs the thrombus into the left atrium, creating a threat for systemic embolisms.
ISSN: 1525-2167
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Cardiology
× corresponding author
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