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Detection of massive pulmonary embolus-in-transit by transesophageal echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1935273     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pulmonary embolus-in-transit represents an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the critically ill patient. Unexplained shock and acute pulmonary hypertension were evaluated with echocardiography. Standard transthoracic echocardiography failed to identify a large embolism-in-transit that was easily visualized by transesophageal imaging. A review of the literature involving emboli-in-transit suggests that early intervention in these patients may be beneficial.
Authors:
J J Hunter; K R Johnson; T G Karagianes; H C Dittrich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1991 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-03     Completed Date:  1991-12-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1210-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego Medical Center 92103.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Craniocerebral Trauma / complications
Echocardiography / methods*
Humans
Male
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology,  ultrasonography*

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