Limb Ischemia and Dyspnea; A Plausible Indication of Paradoxical Embolism

AUTHORS

N Farsi 1 , * , H Rahbar 2 , Sh Hajsadeghi 2 , SR Jafarian Kerman 1

1 Rasoul-e-Akram Hospital, Iran

2 Medical Sdudents research Committee, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Farsi N , Rahbar H , Hajsadeghi S , Jafarian Kerman S. Limb Ischemia and Dyspnea; A Plausible Indication of Paradoxical Embolism, Int Cardio Res J. 2017 ; 5(2):e14006.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Cardiovascular Research Journal: 5 (2); e14006
Published Online: June 30, 2011
Article Type: Case Report
Received: May 28, 2017
Accepted: May 22, 2011

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Abstract

Coexistence of pulmonary embolism and systemic arterial embolism can be one of the most life threatening conditions, diagnosed as paradoxical embolism which suggests the presence of intra-cardiac defects. The case presented herein, is a 46-year old male with paradoxical emboli. The patient was diagnosed as having pulmonary embolism and unilateral lower extremity arterial emboli through a previously undetected Patent oval foramen oval (PFO). This case shows the importance of evaluating paradoxical embolism in unexplained cases of acute limb ischemia.

Keywords

Paradoxical Embolism Limb Ischemia Patent Foramen Oval Pulmonary Embolism

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