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Vol 10, No 4 (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2015-08-28
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Paradoxical embolism of the central nervous system in a patient with high risk acute pulmonary embolism

Sylwia Goliszek, Katarzyna Kurnicka, Barbara Lichodziejewska, Marek Roik, Michał Ciurzyński, Małgorzata Wiśniewska, Marek Babiuch, Piotr Pruszczyk
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2015.0053
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Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(4):302-305.

open access

Vol 10, No 4 (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2015-08-28

Abstract

Paradoxical embolism of the central nervous system in patients with acute pulmonary embolism occurs relatively frequently. Ischaemic stroke is often asymptomatic, detected only thanks to imaging. Neurological symptoms occur only in approximately 1/4 of patients, but can cause permanent disability. In this case, we present a case of a patient with acute pulmonary embolism, who, at the same time, had a large ischaemic stroke.

Abstract

Paradoxical embolism of the central nervous system in patients with acute pulmonary embolism occurs relatively frequently. Ischaemic stroke is often asymptomatic, detected only thanks to imaging. Neurological symptoms occur only in approximately 1/4 of patients, but can cause permanent disability. In this case, we present a case of a patient with acute pulmonary embolism, who, at the same time, had a large ischaemic stroke.

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Keywords

paradoxical embolism, ischaemic stroke, acute pulmonary embolism

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Title

Paradoxical embolism of the central nervous system in a patient with high risk acute pulmonary embolism

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 10, No 4 (2015)

Pages

302-305

Published online

2015-08-28

DOI

10.5603/FC.2015.0053

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(4):302-305.

Keywords

paradoxical embolism
ischaemic stroke
acute pulmonary embolism

Authors

Sylwia Goliszek
Katarzyna Kurnicka
Barbara Lichodziejewska
Marek Roik
Michał Ciurzyński
Małgorzata Wiśniewska
Marek Babiuch
Piotr Pruszczyk

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