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CURRENT ISSUETHE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0021-9509

Online ISSN 1827-191X

 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2001 October;42(5):675-7

VASCULAR SECTION 

    CASE REPORTS

Paradoxical embolism. An old but, paradoxically, under-estimated problem

Georgopoulos S. E., Chronopoulos A., Dervisis K. I., Arvanitis D. P.

From ­the Department of Vascular Surgery, Sismanoglio Hospital, Athens, Greece

The theo­ret­i­cal mod­el of par­a­dox­i­cal embo­lism ­requires ­the pres­ence of ­four param­e­ters, name­ly, arte­ri­al embo­lism, ­venous throm­bus, abnor­mal intra­car­diac com­mu­ni­ca­tion ­and ­right-to-left ­shunt. Many ­aspects, how­ev­er, of ­this ­well ­known ­entity ­are ­under con­sid­er­a­tion; diag­no­sis is ­often dif­fi­cult to be estab­lished ­and ­the ­long ­term effi­ca­cy of pre­ven­tive meas­ures is unde­fined. We com­ment on a ­case ­report of recur­rent par­a­dox­i­cal embo­lism ­with pop­li­teal ­vein throm­bo­sis ­and pat­ent fora­men ­ovale, ­and we brief­ly ­review ­the lit­er­a­ture.

language: English


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