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Paradoxical embolism in Ebstein's anomaly.
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PMID:  20428455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A 26-year-old man with Ebstein's anomaly had cerebellar infarction due to paradoxical embolism. Ebstein's anomaly is characterized by a downward displacement of the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle due to anomalous attachment of the tricuspid leaflets. Echocardiography is the method of choice to diagnose Ebstein's anomaly on its own or in association with other heart defects. Paradoxical embolism is a potential complication whenever a right to left shunt exists (for example, atrial septal defect). Ebstein's anomaly diagnosed in adult life is a benign and stable disease, particularly if the patient is asymptomatic; surgical correction must be performed if the patient becomes symptomatic because of either paradoxical embolism or worsening of the tricuspid regurgitation.
C Uyan; M Yazici; A P Uyan; B Dokumaci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental and clinical cardiology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1918-1515     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-29     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715903     Medline TA:  Exp Clin Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-5     Citation Subset:  -    
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