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Cardiac arrest caused by multiple recurrent pulmonary embolism.
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PMID:  22162699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Pulmonary embolism is a common condition with a high mortality. We describe a previously healthy 68-year-old male who suffered three pulmonary embolisms during a short period of time, including two embolisms while on anticoagulant treatment. This paper illustrates three important points. (1) The importance of optimal anticoagulant treatment in the prevention of pulmonary embolism reoccurrence. (2) The benefit of immediate accessibility to echocardiography in the handling of haemodynamically unstable patients with an unknown underlying cause. (3) Thrombolytic treatment should always be considered and may be life-saving in patients with cardiac arrest suspected to be caused by pulmonary embolism.
Kjartan Eskjaer Hannig; Steen Elkjaer Husted; Erik Lerkevang Grove
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in medicine     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1687-9635     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Med     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101512910     Medline TA:  Case Rep Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  425090     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Brendstrupgaardsvej 100, 8200 Aarhus, Denmark.
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