Screening for patent foramen ovale and prevention of paradoxical embolus.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_F3C068E6690F
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Screening for patent foramen ovale and prevention of paradoxical embolus.
Périodique
Annals of Vascular Surgery
Auteur(s)
Montessuit M., Pretre R., Bruschweiler I., Faidutti B.
ISSN
0890-5096 (Print)
ISSN-L
0890-5096
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1997
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
11
Numéro
2
Pages
168-172
Langue
anglais
Notes
Case Reports
Résumé
Paradoxic embolus is uncommon. Definite diagnosis requires demonstration of thrombus astride a patent foramen ovale (PFO) in a patient presenting cerebral or peripheral arterial embolism. With current echocardiography techniques, it is now possible to identify subjects with a PFO at risk for paradoxal embolism, however, the possibility of screening rekindles debate on prophylaxis and treatment. In the present report, we describe a case involving a woman who presented acute ischemia of the lower extremities with all the pathophysiologic features of paradoxical arterial embolism.
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Web of science
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