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Intractable intraoperative hypoxemia secondary to pulmonary embolism in the presence of undiagnosed patent foramen ovale.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17869991     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The management of a patient with hip fracture during general anesthesia, who developed severe intractable hypoxemia caused by intraoperative pulmonary embolism in the presence of undiagnosed patent foramen ovale, is described. The role of urgent intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography in situations where acute perioperative pulmonary embolism/patent foramen ovale is suspected is emphasized.
Govind R Rajan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical anesthesia     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0952-8180     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Anesth     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-17     Completed Date:  2007-12-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8812166     Medline TA:  J Clin Anesth     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  374-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Anesthesiology Service, V.A. Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anoxia / diagnosis,  etiology*
Foramen Ovale, Patent / complications*,  ultrasonography
Pulmonary Embolism / complications*

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