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Acute embolic events--myocardial infarction and stroke, in the presence of an interatrial septal aneurysm.
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PMID:  22567057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We will present the case of a 52 year old patient, admitted to our Department for exertional angina, with 2 recent acute events--inferior myocardial infarction and stroke. The coronary angiography revealed patent coronary arteries, without atherosclerotic lesions. The transthoracic echocardiography established the presence of an interatrial septal aneurysm with interatrial shunt. Under these circumstances, we have considered the presence of paradoxical embolism as a potential pathophysiological mechanism of the acute ischemic events. The percutaneous closure of the interatrial shunt to prevent the recurrence of embolic events will be discussed.
C D Călin; A Călin; M Lupu; A Bucşa; C Ginghină
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-08-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medicine and life     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1844-3117     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Life     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-08     Completed Date:  2012-08-30     Revised Date:  2013-06-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101477617     Medline TA:  J Med Life     Country:  Romania    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Prof. Dr. C. C. Iliescu Emergency Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Bucharest Romania.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aneurysm / complications*,  ultrasonography
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Vessels / pathology,  ultrasonography
Embolism / complications*,  ultrasonography
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications*,  ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*,  ultrasonography
Stroke / complications*,  ultrasonography

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