Document Detail

Cardiac arrest caused by multiple recurrent pulmonary embolism.
MedLine Citation:
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
Related Documents :
21990599 - Bilateral mirror aneurysms at the origin of the posteroinferior cerebellar artery: case...
14983139 - Acute heart failure as manifestation of metastatic uterine leiomyosarcoma to the heart ...
1886669 - Neurogenic pulmonary edema: treatment with dobutamine.
122059 - The action of humidified gas on the pulmonary lining layer. ultrastructural observation...
21525739 - Utility of napsin a and thyroid transcription factor 1 in differentiating metastatic pu...
17345689 - Flash pulmonary edema in patients with chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease.
18054939 - Neuropeptide y signal peptide pro7 substitution protects against coronary artery athero...
15216109 - Eversion endarterectomy: a new application of an old technique.
1078929 - Coronary artery anatomy before and after direct revascularization surgery: clinical and...
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    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  425090     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Brendstrupgaardsvej 100, 8200 Aarhus, Denmark.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Recompensation of heart and kidney function after treatment with peritoneal dialysis in a case of co...
Next Document:  Exercise-induced hypoglycemic hemiplegia in a child with type 1 diabetes: a rare find with multiple ...