Paradoxical embolism.

Windecker, Stephan; Stortecky, Stefan; Meier, Bernhard (2014). Paradoxical embolism. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 64(4), pp. 403-415. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.04.063

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Paradoxical embolism is an important clinical entity among patients with venous thromboembolism in the presence of intracardiac or pulmonary shunts. The clinical presentation is diverse and potentially life-threatening. Although the serious nature and complications of paradoxical embolism are recognized, the disease entity is still rarely considered and remains under-reported. This paper provides an overview on the different clinical manifestations of paradoxical embolism, describes the diagnostic tools for the detection of intracardiac and pulmonary shunts, reviews therapeutic options, and summarizes guideline recommendations for the secondary prevention of paradoxical embolism.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Windecker, Stephan; Stortecky, Stefan and Meier, Bernhard

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0735-1097

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Judith Liniger

Date Deposited:

09 Feb 2015 14:49

Last Modified:

28 Oct 2015 11:44

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jacc.2014.04.063

PubMed ID:

25060377

Uncontrolled Keywords:

embolism, paradoxical, patent foramen ovale, stroke

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.62113

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/62113

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