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Sonographic diagnosis of pulmonary embolism with cardiac arrest without major dilation of the right ventricle or direct sign of lower limb venous thrombosis.
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PMID:  22969020     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Bedside focused echocardiography diagnosis of massive pulmonary embolism during cardiac arrest is mainly based on the detection of a dilated right ventricle, while the lack of compressibility of a deep vein of the lower limbs confirms diagnosis in doubtful cases. We describe a case of unusual sonographic signs in a young woman with cardiac arrest due to massive pulmonary embolism showing spontaneous blood echogenicity in the inferior vena cava ("sludge sign") and nonmodulated ("flat") Doppler waveform in the left lower limb veins, suggesting isolated iliac vein thrombosis. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound 40:529-533, 2012.
Authors:
Giovanni Volpicelli; Alessandro Mussa; Mauro F Frascisco
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-08-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1097-0096     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Ultrasound     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401663     Medline TA:  J Clin Ultrasound     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  529-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, San Luigi Gonzaga University Hospital, Torino, Italy. gio.volpicelli@tin.it.
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