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Rapid resolution of perfusion/ventilatory abnormalities in pulmonary air embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4017379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of pulmonary air embolism is presented demonstrating a nearly total lung perfusion defect and a matching ventilation deficit. Despite advanced age, mild chronic obstructive airway disease, and congestive heart failure, the perfusion/ventilatory (V/Q) abnormalities produced by the air emboli resolved to near completion within three days. Rapid resolution of V/Q abnormalities due to air embolism is distinct when compared to the abnormalities seen with thromboembolism and the mechanism the matching V/Q defects is discussed.
A Singh; R A Holmes; D M Witten
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0363-9762     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  1985 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-09-03     Completed Date:  1985-09-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Embolism, Air / radionuclide imaging*
Pulmonary Circulation
Pulmonary Embolism / radionuclide imaging*
Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin / diagnostic use
Time Factors
Ventilation-Perfusion Ratio
Xenon Radioisotopes / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Technetium Tc 99m Aggregated Albumin; 0/Xenon Radioisotopes

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