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Serial contrast saline transcranial Doppler examination in a patient with paradoxical brain embolism associated with pulmonary embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17493815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a patient with paradoxical brain embolism due to patent foramen ovale (PFO) associated with pulmonary embolism (PE). The number of microembolic signals, as detected by contrast saline transcranial Doppler (c-TCD) exam, drastically decreased with improvement of increased right atrial pressure due to PE. In a patient with paradoxical brain embolism associated with PE, c-TCD may be useful for both diagnosis of the presence of right-to-left shunting and evaluation of cardio-pulmonary circulation.
Kensaku Shibazaki; Yasuyuki Iguchi; Takeshi Inoue; Yuji Ueno; Kazumi Kimura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-05-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-19     Completed Date:  2007-08-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  788-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Stroke Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki City, Okayama 701 0192, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Embolism, Paradoxical / complications,  diagnosis*
Intracranial Embolism / complications,  diagnosis*
Pulmonary Embolism / complications,  diagnosis*
Sodium Chloride / diagnostic use*
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride

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