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Adult cyanotic congenital heart disease: an unusual cause of stroke.
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PMID:  23901718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A 33-year-old male patient with uncorrected tetralogy of Fallot was hospitalised for multiple peripheral arterial emboli. Bilateral above-knee amputation had been done after unsuccessful femoral embolectomy. A large thrombus was detected in the apical portion of the left ventricle which was the source of the embolus.The patient complained of mild frontal headache and progressive right-sided weakness shortly after an echocardiographic examination. A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a left middle cerebral artery territory infarct. Patients with grown-up cyanotic congenital heart disease are at increased risk of thromboembolic cerebrovascular events. This report highlights the necessity for physicians to be alert for uncommon causes of acute stroke.
Ahmet Bacaksiz; Osman Sonmez; Mehmet Akif; Mehmet Kayrak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  907-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, BezmiAlem Foundation University, Istanbul, Turkey.
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