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Paradoxical embolism and a patent foramen ovale.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9564249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients who sustain an unexplained stroke or peripheral ischemic event should be examined for paradoxical embolism via right-to-left shunting. The confirmation of a patent foramen ovale by echocardiography is simple and noninvasive, and should suggest the possibility of a right-sided embolic source. Unrecognized right-to-left shunting that allows paradoxical embolism may be more frequent than generally recognized.
J Kulpeksa; B Jobson; R P Byrd; T M Roy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tennessee medicine : journal of the Tennessee Medical Association     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1088-6222     ISO Abbreviation:  Tenn Med     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-04     Completed Date:  1998-06-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609310     Medline TA:  Tenn Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Embolism, Paradoxical / drug therapy,  etiology*,  ultrasonography
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications*
Pulmonary Embolism / complications*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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