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Vol 11, No 3 (2016)
Case report
Published online: 2016-07-13
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Pulmonary embolism resulting in a pleural Dressler-like syndrome

Mateusz Polaczek, Ewa Szczerba, Lilia Jakubowska, Jacek Zych, Witold Tomkowski, Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2016.0033
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Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(3):215-217.

open access

Vol 11, No 3 (2016)
Case Reports
Published online: 2016-07-13

Abstract

Pulmonary embolism was reported as one of possible complications after implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) lead implanting procedures. Pleural effusion, with fluid bloody in appearance and with predominance of granulocytes, can be a common resolution of lasting pulmonary embolism. In this paper we present a case of ICD lead exchange procedure causing pulmonary embolism and pleural effusion, with bloody lymphocytic fluid as its consequence, with good response to corticosteroids treatment.

Abstract

Pulmonary embolism was reported as one of possible complications after implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) lead implanting procedures. Pleural effusion, with fluid bloody in appearance and with predominance of granulocytes, can be a common resolution of lasting pulmonary embolism. In this paper we present a case of ICD lead exchange procedure causing pulmonary embolism and pleural effusion, with bloody lymphocytic fluid as its consequence, with good response to corticosteroids treatment.

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Keywords

acute pulmonary embolism, ICD, pleural effusion

About this article
Title

Pulmonary embolism resulting in a pleural Dressler-like syndrome

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 11, No 3 (2016)

Article type

Case report

Pages

215-217

Published online

2016-07-13

DOI

10.5603/FC.2016.0033

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(3):215-217.

Keywords

acute pulmonary embolism
ICD
pleural effusion

Authors

Mateusz Polaczek
Ewa Szczerba
Lilia Jakubowska
Jacek Zych
Witold Tomkowski
Kazimierz Roszkowski-Śliż

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