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Pulmonary embolus and patent foramen ovale: a rare cause of refractory hypoxaemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8123412     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with a large pulmonary embolus is described. The striking features were those of cardiovascular stability with hypoxaemia and hypercapnia. Cardiac catheterization confirmed the pulmonary embolus; in addition there was found to be a patent foramen ovale (PFO), causing a large right-to-left shunt. Removal of the pulmonary embolus and closure of the PFO dramatically improved alveolar-arterial oxygen gradient and ventilatory requirements.
C Brydon; W J Fawcett; T Treasure; J T Clarke
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of anaesthesia     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0007-0912     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Anaesth     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-04-14     Completed Date:  1994-04-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372541     Medline TA:  Br J Anaesth     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  298-300     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthetics, St George's Hospital, London.
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MeSH Terms
Anoxia / etiology*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications*
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Embolism / complications*

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