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Acute right ventricular overload: an echocardiographic clue to pulmonary thromboembolism.
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PMID:  703034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Serial echocardiographic changes and angiographic correlation are presented in a patient with multiple pulmonary emboli. Interval development of right ventricular dilatation and paradoxical septal motion coincided with a clinical event which was proven angiographically to represent pulmonary thromboembolism. Echocardiographic findings suggested right ventricular pressure and/or volume overload. The differential diagnosis of this finding when acute is limited; pulmonary embolism is a prominent consideration. Echocardiography performed after the patient received anticoagulant therapy showed a complete return to normal. Echocardiographic evidence of right ventricular overload, particularly when acute, may indicate the presence of a pulmonary embolism, and may be clinically useful in selected cases.
R Steckley; C W Smith; R M Robertson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Johns Hopkins medical journal     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0021-7263     ISO Abbreviation:  Johns Hopkins Med J     Publication Date:  1978 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-20     Completed Date:  1978-12-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0072456     Medline TA:  Johns Hopkins Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  122-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis*,  radiography

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