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"Lots of clots": multiple thromboemboli including a huge paradoxical embolus in a 29-year old man.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17869355     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Paradoxical embolism occurs when a venous thrombus passes into the arterial circulation, most commonly through an intracardiac shunt. This phenomenon has been associated with catastrophic outcomes such as stroke and ischemic limb. We report the case of a 29-year old man with multiple thromboemboli including a deep venous thrombus, bilateral pulmonary emboli, and a paradoxical embolus into his left subclavian artery. We postulate the underlying predisposition and sequence of events that may have resulted in these multiple blood clots and report on his successful surgical outcome.
Robert J Kim; Leonard N Girardi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter     Date:  2007-09-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  129     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-05     Completed Date:  2009-01-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e50-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta / pathology*,  surgery
Aortic Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Embolism, Paradoxical / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Foramen Ovale, Patent / complications,  surgery
Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology,  surgery
Pulmonary Embolism / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / etiology,  surgery

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