Impending paradoxical embolization

Caught in flagrante delicto

Sudhakar Pipavath, Arun Kuchela, Julie E. Takasugi, John R. Stratton, J. David Godwin

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Abstract

Paradoxical embolism is a rare complication of venous thromboembolic disease. A thrombus in transit across the patent foramen ovale or other abnormal communication between the pulmonary and systemic circulations-impending paradoxical embolism-may be diagnosed or suspected at transthoracic echocardiography or computed tomography pulmonary angiography, and, if necessary, confirmed at transesophageal echocardiography. We present computed tomography and echocardiographic images of a 59-year-old man whose impending paradoxical embolism was successfully treated with unfractionated heparin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-54
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Pulmonary Medicine
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Patent Foramen Ovale
Pulmonary Circulation
Transesophageal Echocardiography
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Keywords

  • CT pulmonary angiography
  • Paradoxical embolism
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Transthoracic echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Pipavath, S., Kuchela, A., Takasugi, J. E., Stratton, J. R., & Godwin, J. D. (2008). Impending paradoxical embolization: Caught in flagrante delicto. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine, 15(1), 52-54. https://doi.org/10.1097/CPM.0b013e318160df5b

Impending paradoxical embolization : Caught in flagrante delicto. / Pipavath, Sudhakar; Kuchela, Arun; Takasugi, Julie E.; Stratton, John R.; Godwin, J. David.

In: Clinical Pulmonary Medicine, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.2008, p. 52-54.

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Pipavath, S, Kuchela, A, Takasugi, JE, Stratton, JR & Godwin, JD 2008, 'Impending paradoxical embolization: Caught in flagrante delicto', Clinical Pulmonary Medicine, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 52-54. https://doi.org/10.1097/CPM.0b013e318160df5b
Pipavath, Sudhakar ; Kuchela, Arun ; Takasugi, Julie E. ; Stratton, John R. ; Godwin, J. David. / Impending paradoxical embolization : Caught in flagrante delicto. In: Clinical Pulmonary Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 52-54.
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