Blocking of the PULMONARY ARTERY or one of its branches by an EMBOLUS.
Blocking of a blood vessel by fat deposits in the circulation. It is often seen after fractures of large bones or after administration of CORTICOSTEROIDS.
Blocking of a blood vessel by an embolus which can be a blood clot or other undissolved material in the blood stream.
Blockage of an artery due to passage of a clot (THROMBUS) from a systemic vein to a systemic artery without its passing through the lung which acts as a filter to remove blood clots from entering the arterial circulation. Paradoxical embolism occurs when there is a defect that allows a clot to cross directly from the right to the left side of the heart as in the cases of ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECTS or open FORAMEN OVALE. Once in the arterial circulation, a clot can travel to the brain, block an artery, and cause a STROKE.
Blocking of a blood vessel in the SKULL by an EMBOLUS which can be a blood clot (THROMBUS) or other undissolved material in the blood stream. Most emboli are of cardiac origin and are associated with HEART DISEASES. Other non-cardiac sources of emboli are usually associated with VASCULAR DISEASES.
Embolism or thrombosis involving blood vessels which supply intracranial structures. Emboli may originate from extracranial or intracranial sources. Thrombosis may occur in arterial or venous structures.
Blocking of maternal circulation by AMNIOTIC FLUID that is forced into uterine VEINS by strong UTERINE CONTRACTION near the end of pregnancy. It is characterized by the sudden onset of severe respiratory distress and HYPOTENSION that can lead to maternal DEATH.
Blocking of a blood vessel by CHOLESTEROL-rich atheromatous deposits, generally occurring in the flow from a large artery to small arterial branches. It is also called arterial-arterial embolization or atheroembolism which may be spontaneous or iatrogenic. Patients with spontaneous atheroembolism often have painful, cyanotic digits of acute onset.
The formation or presence of a blood clot (THROMBUS) within a vein.
Surgical removal of an obstructing clot or foreign material which has been transported from a distant vessel by the bloodstream. Removal of a clot at its original site is called THROMBECTOMY.
The ratio of alveolar ventilation to simultaneous alveolar capillary blood flow in any part of the lung. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Agents that prevent clotting.
Mechanical devices inserted in the inferior vena cava that prevent the migration of blood clots from deep venous thrombosis of the leg.
Inflammation of a vein associated with a blood clot (THROMBUS).
Obstruction of a blood vessel (embolism) by a blood clot (THROMBUS) in the blood stream.
Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues using a transducer placed in the esophagus.
A condition in which the FORAMEN OVALE in the ATRIAL SEPTUM fails to close shortly after birth. This results in abnormal communications between the two upper chambers of the heart. An isolated patent ovale foramen without other structural heart defects is usually of no hemodynamic significance.
Radiography of blood vessels after injection of a contrast medium.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
Disease having a short and relatively severe course.
Computed tomography where there is continuous X-ray exposure to the patient while being transported in a spiral or helical pattern through the beam of irradiation. This provides improved three-dimensional contrast and spatial resolution compared to conventional computed tomography, where data is obtained and computed from individual sequential exposures.
A condition in which the RIGHT VENTRICLE of the heart was functionally impaired. This condition usually leads to HEART FAILURE or MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, and other cardiovascular complications. Diagnosis is made by measuring the diminished ejection fraction and a depressed level of motility of the right ventricular wall.
The short wide vessel arising from the conus arteriosus of the right ventricle and conveying unaerated blood to the lungs.
Obstruction of a vein or VEINS (embolism) by a blood clot (THROMBUS) in the blood stream.
An anticoagulant that acts by inhibiting the synthesis of vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors. Warfarin is indicated for the prophylaxis and/or treatment of venous thrombosis and its extension, pulmonary embolism, and atrial fibrillation with embolization. It is also used as an adjunct in the prophylaxis of systemic embolism after myocardial infarction. Warfarin is also used as a rodenticide.
Developmental abnormalities in any portion of the ATRIAL SEPTUM resulting in abnormal communications between the two upper chambers of the heart. Classification of atrial septal defects is based on location of the communication and types of incomplete fusion of atrial septa with the ENDOCARDIAL CUSHIONS in the fetal heart. They include ostium primum, ostium secundum, sinus venosus, and coronary sinus defects.
Formation and development of a thrombus or blood clot in the blood vessel.
Radiographic visualization or recording of a vein after the injection of contrast medium.
A collective term for pathological conditions which are caused by the formation of a blood clot (THROMBUS) in a blood vessel, or by blocking of a blood vessel with an EMBOLUS, undissolved materials in the blood stream.
A highly acidic mucopolysaccharide formed of equal parts of sulfated D-glucosamine and D-glucuronic acid with sulfaminic bridges. The molecular weight ranges from six to twenty thousand. Heparin occurs in and is obtained from liver, lung, mast cells, etc., of vertebrates. Its function is unknown, but it is used to prevent blood clotting in vivo and vitro, in the form of many different salts.
Fibrinolysin or agents that convert plasminogen to FIBRINOLYSIN.
Use of infusions of FIBRINOLYTIC AGENTS to destroy or dissolve thrombi in blood vessels or bypass grafts.
Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.
Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.
Complications that affect patients during surgery. They may or may not be associated with the disease for which the surgery is done, or within the same surgical procedure.
The vein accompanying the femoral artery in the same sheath; it is a continuation of the popliteal vein and becomes the external iliac vein.
Bleeding or escape of blood from a vessel.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
A gamma-emitting radionuclide imaging agent used for the diagnosis of diseases in many tissues, particularly in cardiovascular and cerebral circulation.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.
Plant tissue that carries water up the root and stem. Xylem cell walls derive most of their strength from LIGNIN. The vessels are similar to PHLOEM sieve tubes but lack companion cells and do not have perforated sides and pores.
Surgical removal of an obstructing clot or foreign material from a blood vessel at the point of its formation. Removal of a clot arising from a distant site is called EMBOLECTOMY.
The venous trunk which receives blood from the lower extremities and from the pelvic and abdominal organs.
Heparin fractions with a molecular weight usually between 4000 and 6000 kD. These low-molecular-weight fractions are effective antithrombotic agents. Their administration reduces the risk of hemorrhage, they have a longer half-life, and their platelet interactions are reduced in comparison to unfractionated heparin. They also provide an effective prophylaxis against postoperative major pulmonary embolism.
The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.
The formation of an area of NECROSIS in the CEREBRUM caused by an insufficiency of arterial or venous blood flow. Infarcts of the cerebrum are generally classified by hemisphere (i.e., left vs. right), lobe (e.g., frontal lobe infarction), arterial distribution (e.g., INFARCTION, ANTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY), and etiology (e.g., embolic infarction).
The vein formed by the union of the anterior and posterior tibial veins; it courses through the popliteal space and becomes the femoral vein.
Postmortem examination of the body.
Expectoration or spitting of blood originating from any part of the RESPIRATORY TRACT, usually from hemorrhage in the lung parenchyma (PULMONARY ALVEOLI) and the BRONCHIAL ARTERIES.
Abnormal cardiac rhythm that is characterized by rapid, uncoordinated firing of electrical impulses in the upper chambers of the heart (HEART ATRIA). In such case, blood cannot be effectively pumped into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES). It is caused by abnormal impulse generation.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Parts of plants that usually grow vertically upwards towards the light and support the leaves, buds, and reproductive structures. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
The chambers of the heart, to which the BLOOD returns from the circulation.
NECROSIS of lung tissue that is cause by the lack of OXYGEN or blood supply. The most common cause of pulmonary infarction is a blood clot in the lung.
Streptococcal fibrinolysin . An enzyme produced by hemolytic streptococci. It hydrolyzes amide linkages and serves as an activator of plasminogen. It is used in thrombolytic therapy and is used also in mixtures with streptodornase (STREPTODORNASE AND STREPTOKINASE). EC 3.4.-.
The creation and display of functional images showing where the blood flow reaches by following the distribution of tracers injected into the blood stream.
A group of pathological conditions characterized by sudden, non-convulsive loss of neurological function due to BRAIN ISCHEMIA or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Stroke is classified by the type of tissue NECROSIS, such as the anatomic location, vasculature involved, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. non-hemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)
A vein on either side of the body which is formed by the union of the external and internal iliac veins and passes upward to join with its fellow of the opposite side to form the inferior vena cava.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
A benign neoplasm derived from connective tissue, consisting chiefly of polyhedral and stellate cells that are loosely embedded in a soft mucoid matrix, thereby resembling primitive mesenchymal tissue. It occurs frequently intramuscularly where it may be mistaken for a sarcoma. It appears also in the jaws and the skin. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
The therapeutic intermittent administration of oxygen in a chamber at greater than sea-level atmospheric pressures (three atmospheres). It is considered effective treatment for air and gas embolisms, smoke inhalation, acute carbon monoxide poisoning, caisson disease, clostridial gangrene, etc. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992). The list of treatment modalities includes stroke.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
A condition occurring as a result of exposure to a rapid fall in ambient pressure. Gases, nitrogen in particular, come out of solution and form bubbles in body fluid and blood. These gas bubbles accumulate in joint spaces and the peripheral circulation impairing tissue oxygenation causing disorientation, severe pain, and potentially death.
Low-molecular-weight fragment of heparin, having a 4-enopyranosuronate sodium structure at the non-reducing end of the chain. It is prepared by depolymerization of the benzylic ester of porcine mucosal heparin. Therapeutically, it is used as an antithrombotic agent. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Tumors in any part of the heart. They include primary cardiac tumors and metastatic tumors to the heart. Their interference with normal cardiac functions can cause a wide variety of symptoms including HEART FAILURE; CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS; or EMBOLISM.
An indandione that has been used as an anticoagulant. Phenindione has actions similar to WARFARIN, but it is now rarely employed because of its higher incidence of severe adverse effects. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p234)
System established by the World Health Organization and the International Committee on Thrombosis and Hemostasis for monitoring and reporting blood coagulation tests. Under this system, results are standardized using the International Sensitivity Index for the particular test reagent/instrument combination used.
Unstable isotopes of xenon that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Xe atoms with atomic weights 121-123, 125, 127, 133, 135, 137-145 are radioactive xenon isotopes.
A disorder of HEMOSTASIS in which there is a tendency for the occurrence of THROMBOSIS.
Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.
Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
A localized bulging or dilatation in the muscle wall of a heart (MYOCARDIUM), usually in the LEFT VENTRICLE. Blood-filled aneurysms are dangerous because they may burst. Fibrous aneurysms interfere with the heart function through the loss of contractility. True aneurysm is bound by the vessel wall or cardiac wall. False aneurysms are HEMATOMA caused by myocardial rupture.
Agents that prevent fibrinolysis or lysis of a blood clot or thrombus. Several endogenous antiplasmins are known. The drugs are used to control massive hemorrhage and in other coagulation disorders.
Hypertrophy and dilation of the RIGHT VENTRICLE of the heart that is caused by PULMONARY HYPERTENSION. This condition is often associated with pulmonary parenchymal or vascular diseases, such as CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE and PULMONARY EMBOLISM.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
A pathological condition manifested by failure to perfuse or oxygenate vital organs.
The production of an image obtained by cameras that detect the radioactive emissions of an injected radionuclide as it has distributed differentially throughout tissues in the body. The image obtained from a moving detector is called a scan, while the image obtained from a stationary camera device is called a scintiphotograph.
Removal of an implanted therapeutic or prosthetic device.
Formation of an infarct, which is NECROSIS in tissue due to local ISCHEMIA resulting from obstruction of BLOOD CIRCULATION, most commonly by a THROMBUS or EMBOLUS.
A plant genus in the family PINACEAE, order Pinales, class Pinopsida, division Coniferophyta. They are evergreen, pyramidal trees with whorled branches and thin, scaly bark. Each of the linear, spirally arranged leaves is jointed near the stem on a separate woody base.
A plant family of the order Rhamnales, subclass Rosidae, class Magnoliopsida, best known for the VITIS genus, the source of grapes.
The act of blowing a powder, vapor, or gas into any body cavity for experimental, diagnostic, or therapeutic purposes.
The co-occurrence of pregnancy and a cardiovascular disease. The disease may precede or follow FERTILIZATION and it may or may not have a deleterious effect on the pregnant woman or FETUS.
A spectrum of pathological conditions of impaired blood flow in the brain. They can involve vessels (ARTERIES or VEINS) in the CEREBRUM, the CEREBELLUM, and the BRAIN STEM. Major categories include INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS; BRAIN ISCHEMIA; CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE; and others.
The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.
Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart (ENDOCARDIUM), the continuous membrane lining the four chambers and HEART VALVES. It is often caused by microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and rickettsiae. Left untreated, endocarditis can damage heart valves and become life-threatening.
Migration of a foreign body from its original location to some other location in the body.
Non-invasive method of vascular imaging and determination of internal anatomy without injection of contrast media or radiation exposure. The technique is used especially in CEREBRAL ANGIOGRAPHY as well as for studies of other vascular structures.
X-ray visualization of the chest and organs of the thoracic cavity. It is not restricted to visualization of the lungs.
Ethyl ester of iodinated fatty acid of poppyseed oil. It contains 37% organically bound iodine and has been used as a diagnostic aid (radiopaque medium) and as an antineoplastic agent when part of the iodine is 131-I. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
The vessels carrying blood away from the capillary beds.
Simple rapid heartbeats caused by rapid discharge of impulses from the SINOATRIAL NODE, usually between 100 and 180 beats/min in adults. It is characterized by a gradual onset and termination. Sinus tachycardia is common in infants, young children, and adults during strenuous physical activities.
The circulation of the BLOOD through the LUNGS.
A proteolytic enzyme in the serine protease family found in many tissues which converts PLASMINOGEN to FIBRINOLYSIN. It has fibrin-binding activity and is immunologically different from UROKINASE-TYPE PLASMINOGEN ACTIVATOR. The primary sequence, composed of 527 amino acids, is identical in both the naturally occurring and synthetic proteases.
The thin membrane-like muscular structure separating the right and the left upper chambers (HEART ATRIA) of a heart.
Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are invasive or surgical in nature, and require the expertise of a specially trained radiologist. In general, they are more invasive than diagnostic imaging but less invasive than major surgery. They often involve catheterization, fluoroscopy, or computed tomography. Some examples include percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, percutaneous transthoracic biopsy, balloon angioplasty, and arterial embolization.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
Procedures to repair or stabilize vertebral fractures, especially compression fractures accomplished by injecting BONE CEMENTS into the fractured VERTEBRAE.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
A low-molecular-weight fragment of heparin, prepared by nitrous acid depolymerization of porcine mucosal heparin. The mean molecular weight is 4000-6000 daltons. It is used therapeutically as an antithrombotic agent. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
A CATHETER-delivered implant used for closing abnormal holes in the cardiovascular system, especially HEART SEPTAL DEFECTS; or passageways intentionally made during cardiovascular surgical procedures.
Brief reversible episodes of focal, nonconvulsive ischemic dysfunction of the brain having a duration of less than 24 hours, and usually less than one hour, caused by transient thrombotic or embolic blood vessel occlusion or stenosis. Events may be classified by arterial distribution, temporal pattern, or etiology (e.g., embolic vs. thrombotic). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp814-6)
The removal of secretions, gas or fluid from hollow or tubular organs or cavities by means of a tube and a device that acts on negative pressure.
Pressure, burning, or numbness in the chest.
The study of the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of plants.
A lipid cofactor that is required for normal blood clotting. Several forms of vitamin K have been identified: VITAMIN K 1 (phytomenadione) derived from plants, VITAMIN K 2 (menaquinone) from bacteria, and synthetic naphthoquinone provitamins, VITAMIN K 3 (menadione). Vitamin K 3 provitamins, after being alkylated in vivo, exhibit the antifibrinolytic activity of vitamin K. Green leafy vegetables, liver, cheese, butter, and egg yolk are good sources of vitamin K.
Pathological processes involving any part of the AORTA.
Material used for wrapping or binding any part of the body.
Measurement of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.
Diversion of the flow of blood from the entrance of the right atrium directly to the aorta (or femoral artery) via an oxygenator thus bypassing both the heart and lungs.
DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS of an upper extremity vein (e.g., AXILLARY VEIN; SUBCLAVIAN VEIN; and JUGULAR VEINS). It is associated with mechanical factors (Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis, Primary) secondary to other anatomic factors (Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis, Secondary). Symptoms may include sudden onset of pain, warmth, redness, blueness, and swelling in the arm.
Recording changes in electrical impedance between electrodes placed on opposite sides of a part of the body, as a measure of volume changes in the path of the current. (Stedman, 25th ed)
The mixture of gases present in the earth's atmosphere consisting of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases.

The endovascular management of blue finger syndrome. (1/776)

OBJECTIVES: To review our experience of the endovascular management of upper limb embolisation secondary to an ipsilateral proximal arterial lesion. DESIGN: A retrospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 3 years, 17 patients presented with blue fingers secondary to an ipsilateral proximal vascular lesion. These have been managed using transluminal angioplasty (14) and arterial stenting (five), combined with embolectomy (two) and anticoagulation (three)/anti-platelet therapy (14). RESULTS: All the patients were treated successfully. There have been no further symptomatic embolic episodes originating from any of the treated lesions, and no surgical amputations. Complications were associated with the use of brachial arteriotomy for vascular access. CONCLUSIONS: Endovascular techniques are safe and effective in the management of upper limb embolic phenomena associated with an ipsilateral proximal focal vascular lesion.  (+info)

Thromboatheromatous complications of umbilical arterial catheterization in the newborn period. Clinicopathological study. (2/776)

Severe catheter-related thromboatheromatous lesions were found at necropsy in 33 of 56 infants who had umbilical arterial catheters passed during life. In infants dying within 8 days of insertion of the catheter, varying degrees of thrombosis of the aorta and its major branches were seen. With increasing thrombosis and aging of the thrombus, fatty deposits were seen first within the thrombus, and then in the intima and media. In addition there was evidence of proliferation of medial smooth muscle cells and of disruption of the medial architecture below the thrombus, characterized by the presence of abundant mucopolysaccharide. In infants who survived longer, varying degrees of organization of the thrombus could be traced, leading eventually to raised fibrous plaques with lipid and occasionally calcification. The lesions in the older infants were similar in many respects to experimental thromboatheromatous lesions produced in rabbits, and to some lesions of artheroma occurring spontaneously in humans. A wide variety of embolic phenomena were found, with features suggesting asynchrony of embolic episodes. The presence of thrombotic lesions could not be related to birthweight, Apgar scores at 1 and 5 minutes, age at catheterization, duration of catheterization, underlying disease process, age at death or the presence of hypothermia, acidosis, or anomalies in coagulation tests. There is a need for less hazardous methods of monitoring arterial oxygen tension.  (+info)

Mechanisms of retarded apical filling in acute ischemic left ventricular failure. (3/776)

BACKGROUND: We examined the hypothesis that retardation of apical filling as measured by color M-mode Doppler echocardiography in the diseased left ventricle (LV) reflects a decrease in the intraventricular mitral-to-apical pressure gradient. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 9 open-chest anesthetized dogs, micromanometers were placed near the mitral tip and in the apical region. From the color M-mode Doppler images, the time delay (TD) between peak velocity at the mitral tip and the apical region was determined as an index of LV flow propagation. Acute ischemic LV failure was induced by coronary microembolization. Induction of ischemia caused a marked increase in LV end-diastolic pressure and a decrease in LV ejection fraction. The time constant of LV isovolumic apical pressure decay (tau) increased from 31+/-8 to 49+/-16 ms (P<0.001). The peak early diastolic mitral-to-apical pressure gradient (DeltaPLVmitral-apex) decreased from 1.9+/-0.9 to 0.7+/-0.5 mm Hg (P<0.01), and TD increased from 5+/-3 to 57+/-26 ms (P<0.001). The slowing of flow propagation was limited to the apical portion of the LV cavity. The TD correlated with DeltaPLVmitral-apex (r=-0.94, P<0.01) and with tau (r=0.92, P<0.01). Before ischemia, the mitral-to-apical flow propagation velocity far exceeded the velocity of the individual blood cells, whereas during ischemia, flow propagation velocity approximated the blood velocity. CONCLUSIONS: Retardation of apical filling in acute ischemic failure was attributed to a decrease in the mitral-to-apical driving pressure, reflecting slowing of LV relaxation. The slowing of flow propagation appeared to represent a shift in apical filling from a pattern of column motion to a pattern dominated by convection.  (+info)

Should initial clamping for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair be proximal or distal to minimise embolisation? (4/776)

OBJECTIVES: to determine whether clamping proximally or distally on the infrarenal aorta during abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair increases the overall embolic potential. MATERIALS AND METHODS: a sheath was placed in the mid-infrarenal aorta of 16 dogs. In eight animals a cross-clamp was placed at the aortic trifurcation, and in another eight animals it was placed in the immediate subrenal position. Under fluoroscopy blood flow within the infrarenal aorta was evaluated by contrast and particle injections. Grey-scale analysis was used to calculate contrast density. Particle distribution was followed fluoroscopically and confirmed pathologically. RESULTS: fifty-seven+/-24% of injected contrast remained within the aorta with distal clamping while 97+/-7% did so with proximal clamping (p<0.01). With distal aortic clamping 6.2+/-1. 3 out of 10 injected particles remained within the aorta after 15 seconds and only 0.8+/-0.8 remained after 5 min. With proximal aortic clamping, all 10 of the particles remained within the aortic lumen for the full 5 minutes (p<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: initial distal clamping minimises distal embolisation, but may result in renal and/or visceral embolisation. Initial proximal clamping prevents proximal embolisation and does not promote distal embolisation. We recommend initial proximal clamping in aortic aneurysm surgery to minimise the overall risk of embolisation.  (+info)

Atrial fibrillation in general practice: how useful is echocardiography in selection of suitable patients for anticoagulation? (5/776)

All patients identified from records in two practices in West Lothian (n = 103) as having atrial fibrillation (AF) were offered a clinical examination, electrocardiogram (ECG), and echocardiography. Sixty-five patients attended the examinations. Of these, 26 (40%) were found to be in sinus rhythm. Many of those in AF were already on warfarin. Only eight who were found to have AF, who were not already on warfarin and who had no contraindications to it, had additional risk factors that suggested they be treated with warfarin. In no case did echocardiography alter management decisions.  (+info)

Acetylsalicylic acid reduces vegetation bacterial density, hematogenous bacterial dissemination, and frequency of embolic events in experimental Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis through antiplatelet and antibacterial effects. (6/776)

BACKGROUND: Platelets are integral to cardiac vegetations that evolve in infectious endocarditis. It has been postulated that the antiplatelet aggregation effect of aspirin (ASA) might diminish vegetation evolution and embolic rates. METHODS AND RESULTS: Rabbits with Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis were given either no ASA (controls) or ASA at 4, 8, or 12 mg. kg-1. d-1 IV for 3 days beginning 1 day after infection. Vegetation weights and serial echocardiographic vegetation size, vegetation and kidney bacterial densities, and extent of renal embolization were evaluated. In addition, the effect of ASA on early S aureus adherence to sterile vegetations was assessed. In vitro, bacterial adherence to platelets, fibrin matrices, or fibrin-platelet matrices was quantified with either platelets exposed to ASA or S aureus preexposed to salicylic acid (SAL). ASA at 8 mg. kg-1. d-1 (but not at 4 or 12 mg. kg-1. d-1) was associated with substantial decreases in vegetation weight (P<0.05), echocardiographic vegetation growth (P<0.001), vegetation (P<0.05) and renal bacterial densities and renal embolic lesions (P<0.05) versus controls. Diminished aggregation resulted when platelets were preexposed to ASA or when S aureus was preexposed to SAL (P<0.05). S aureus adherence to sterile vegetations (P<0.05) or to platelets in suspension (P<0.05), fibrin matrices (P<0.05), or fibrin-platelet matrices (P<0.05) was significantly reduced when bacteria were preexposed to SAL. CONCLUSIONS: ASA reduces several principal indicators of severity and metastatic events in experimental S aureus endocarditis. These benefits involve ASA effects on both the platelet and the microbe.  (+info)

Prevention of distal embolization during saphenous vein graft lesion angioplasty. Experience with a new temporary occlusion and aspiration system. (7/776)

BACKGROUND: Repeat coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) is associated with a high morbidity and mortality, rendering percutaneous treatment of saphenous vein graft (SVG) lesions an attractive alternative. However, percutaneous interventions of degenerated SVGs carries high risk of distal embolization. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study reports our initial experience with the PercuSurge GuardWire, a new device developed to prevent embolization during treatment of degenerated SVG. This device consists of a 190-cm-long, hollow 0.014-in guidewire with a central lumen connected to a distal occlusion balloon. A dedicated inflation device (the MicroSeal Adapter) was used to inflate the distal balloon and maintain complete lumen occlusion during balloon dilatation and stent implantation. A monorail aspiration catheter, connected to a vacuum syringe, was used to evacuate atherosclerotic and thrombotic debris. Angioplasty with stent implantation was performed in 15 degenerated SVGs (18 lesions). Procedural success was achieved in all patients with normal postprocedure flow (Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction grade 3). No distal embolization was observed. There were no major in-hospital adverse clinical events, including Q-wave or non-Q-wave myocardial infarction, emergency CABG, or death. All patients were asymptomatic at discharge. CONCLUSIONS: This preliminary series supports the feasible use of the PercuSurge GuardWire for retrieval of plaque debris and prevention of embolization in degenerated SVGs. The good tolerance of temporary occlusions without angiographic or clinical evidence of distal embolization represents encouraging early findings.  (+info)

Retrieval and analysis of particulate debris after saphenous vein graft intervention. (8/776)

OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to evaluate the composition and quantity of particulate debris resulting from vein graft intervention. BACKGROUND: Distal embolization and "no reflow" are frequent and important complications resulting from angioplasty of diseased saphenous vein grafts. Little is known about the composition and quantity of embolic particulate debris associated with vein graft intervention, and no intervention has been shown to protect against its clinical consequences. METHODS: A catheter system, designed to contain, retrieve and protect against distal embolization of this material, was evaluated during 27 percutaneous interventional saphenous vein graft procedures. Clinical, angiographic and pathologic analyses were performed. RESULTS: The duration of distal graft occlusion required to allow intervention and subsequent debris removal was 150 +/- 54 s, decreasing as experience was gained. Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction trial (TIMI) flow grade increased from 2.6 +/- 0.8 to 3.0 +/- 0.0. Creatine kinase (CK) rose above normal in three patients (11.1%) exceeding 3x normal in one (3.7%) resulting in the diagnosis of non-Q-myocardial infarction. Particulate material was identified following 21 of 23 procedures suitable for analysis. Particle size was 204 +/- 57 microm in the major axis and 83 +/- 22 microm in the minor axis. Particles consisted predominantly of soft acellular atheromatous material, such as that typically found under a fibrous cap. Semiquantitative analysis suggested that the quantity of particulate material was less following stenting than following balloon dilation. CONCLUSIONS: Particulate matter is commonly present following routine angioplasty and stenting of saphenous vein grafts. Containment, retrieval and analysis of this particulate debris are all feasible. Comparison to prior clinical experience is limited by small sample size. However, to the extent that these particles may contribute to distal embolization, no-reflow and infarction, such a system may contribute to the reduction of complications following vein graft intervention.  (+info)

Our results show that SWI is more sensitive than MRA for detecting a thrombus in acute cardioembolic stroke, and it is especially sensitive for detecting a single thrombus or multiple thrombi in distal intracranial arteries. MRA is useful in evaluating intracranial arteries, but it has a limitation in terms of visualizing abnormalities of distal intracranial arteries because of its insensitivity to slow flow or slow in-plane flow [13]. The SVS has been first reported through a study using T2*-weighted MRI [14]. However, the detection rate of the SVS is inconsistent among previous studies conducted using GRE: the heterogeneous etiologies of the enrolled stroke patients may affect the inconsistent sensitivity of the SVS on GRE [13-15]. The study of Cho et al. showed that the SVS on GRE was detected in 47.4% of 95 patients, especially in 77.5% of 40 patients with cardioembolic stroke [8]. Furthermore, a recent study conducted using SWI in acute posterior cerebral artery infarction showed that ...
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Arterial embolism is a sudden interruption of blood flow to an organ or body part due to an embolus adhering to the wall of an artery blocking the flow of blood, the major type of embolus being a blood clot (thromboembolism). Sometimes, pulmonary embolism is classified as arterial embolism as well, in the sense that the clot follows the pulmonary artery carrying deoxygenated blood away from the heart. However, pulmonary embolism is generally classified as a form of venous embolism, because the embolus forms in veins. Arterial embolism is the major cause of infarction (which may also be caused by e.g. arterial compression, rupture or pathological vasoconstriction). Symptoms may begin quickly or slowly depending on the size of the embolus and how much it blocks the blood flow. Symptoms of embolisation in an organ vary with the organ involved but commonly include: Pain in the involved body part Temporarily decreased organ function Later symptoms are closely related to infarction of the affected ...
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Objective: Few studies have reported the outcome of mechanical thrombectomy with Solitaire stent retrival (MTSR) in subtypes of acute ischemic stroke. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and result of MTSR in acute cardioembolic stroke. Methods: Twenty consecutive patients with acute cardioembolic stroke were treated by MTSR. The angiographic outcome was assessed by thrombolysis in cerebral infarction (TICI) grade. TICI grade 2a, 2b, or 3 with a measurable thrombus that was retrieved was considered as a success when MTSR was performed in the site of primary vessel occlusion, and TICI grade 2b or 3 was considered as a success when final result was reported ...
This is a brief review of the literature on coronary embolism and a case report of a very unique type of coronary embolus-a piece of calcium from a calcified aortic valve. Microscopic sections revealed that the calcium plaque was covered by endothelium which had grown out from the vessel wall, thus attaching it to the coronary artery. The patient lived approximately two months after the embolism occurred.. ...
The presence of thrombi in the atherosclerotic and/or aneurysmatic aorta with peripheral arterial embolism is a common scenario. Thrombus formation in a morphologically normal aorta, however, is a rare event. A 50 years old woman was admitted to the mergency department for pain, coldness, and anesthesia in the the left foot. She had a 25 years history of cigarette smoking, a history of postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy (HRT), hypercholesterolemia and hyperfibrinogenemia. An extensive serologic survey for hypercoagulability, including antiphospholipid antibodies, and vasculitis disorders was negative. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a large, pedunculated and hypermobile thrombus attached to the aortic wall 5 cm distal of the left subclavian artery. The patient was admitted to the surgery department, where a 15 cm long fresh, parietal thrombus could be removed from the aorta showing no macroscopic wall lesions or any other morphologic abnormalities. This case report demonstrates the
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Annually, an estimated 1,285,000 in-patient angioplasty procedures, 1,471,000 inpatient diagnostic cardiac catheteri-zations and 68,000 inpatient defibrillator implantations are performed. The direct and indirect cost of cardiovascular diseases for 2007 is approximately $431.8 billion. The occurrence of plaque rupture with subsequent microemboli of atherosclerotic and thrombolytic debris into small coronary vessels has been confirmed. Microinfarction results from microemboli that are shed following coronary interventions. The aims of this review are to: 1) detect heterogeneous microinfarction using viability imaging, 2) characterize the consequences of distal coronary microembolization on left ventricle function and perfusion and 3) illustrate the progress of non-invasive imaging modalities in assessing distal coronary microembolization.
Note on unexplained Spinal Injury & Spinal Stroke Following extensive investigation of the causes of spinal strike without apparent explanation, the following case has been proven by a team of bio mech engineers, leading neurologists and other contributors in the spinal research field. A scientific paper is being prepared for publication. 1. Spinal stroke may occur many weeks or months after a primary event involving sudden straightening of the spine due to physical trauma such as
This condition is quite common in dogs although it is very rare in cats. It is really a type of stroke that affects the spinal cord instead of the brain. In this case the stroke is caused by small pieces of disc material that somehow get into the blood vessels supplying the spinal cord to cause a blockage. Clinical signs are therefore very sudden in onset and often cause immediate paralysis of one limb, of the rear limbs or sometimes of all four limbs. The animals may be painful initially but the pain usually resolves completely within a few hours. Diagnosis depends on ruling out other potential causes of the signs such as a [intlink id=1466″ type=post]fracture[/intlink] or [intlink id=1436″ type=post]disc disease[/intlink]. There is no treatment although physical therapy has been shown to influence recovery favorably. The completeness of the animals recovery depends mainly on how much of the spinal cord has been damaged by the injury and this is best determined by a neurological ...
Response:. We appreciate the attention of Guedes and Ferro to our meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the efficacy and safety of anticoagulant treatment in acute cardioembolic stroke.1 Indeed, our paper was submitted to Stroke on April 26, 2006, and thus before the ENS meeting held in September 2 to 5, 2006. After updating the meta-analysis by adding the ARGIS-1 study,2 Guedes and Ferro confirmed that the routine use of anticoagulants in the first 48 hours after an ischemic stroke of presumed cardioembolic origin cannot be recommended because of a bleeding excess. However, they found a favorable effect of anticoagulants on the prevention of recurrent ischemic stroke or stroke of unknown cause (odds ratio 0.64, CI between 0.47 to 0.88).. We would like to make a comment on the statistical analysis performed in this update meta-analysis. The authors used a fixed-effect model. Our understanding is that random effects models are recommended if heterogeneity through the studies is ...
1. Introduction. Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) due to an embolism of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) is a surgical emergency associated with a high mortality rate due to the difficulty in recognizing the condition before bowel infarction occurs. These thromboembolic events consist of multiple emboli in over twenty per cent of cases, which worsens the prognosis. We could find only one case of embolic episode in a lower limb following a SMA embolism that has been previously reported in the literature [1] . We hereby report a new case of AMI due to embolism of the SMA associated with lower limb acute ischemia.. 2. Case Presentation. A 62-year-old man, chronic smoker, was admitted to the emergency department complaining of history of abdominal pain since 2 days. Our patient was hemodynamically stable with temperature at 37.9˚C, and blood pressure was 120/80 mmHg. Abdominal examination was marked by diffuse abdominal tenderness, and limb examination showed bilateral toes ischemia (Figure 1). ...
Background and Purpose: A recent study showed that cardiogenic emboli might flow more frequently into the right hemisphere, whereas atheromatous aortic arch emboli might flow more frequently into the left hemisphere. We tried to 1) see if cardioembolic (CE) infarct volume would be larger in the right hemisphere than in the left hemisphere, and 2) depict anatomical regions showing CE vs. large artery atherosclerotic (LAA) infarction-related right-left propensity.. Methods: In this study on carotid artery territory CE (n = 694) vs. LAA (n = 1162) acute ischemic stroke patients who were enrolled consecutively from 11 nationwide stroke centers, we quantitatively registered diffusion magnetic resonance imaging lesions onto the Montreal Neurologic Institute brain template.. Results: In patients with bilateral CE stroke (n = 163), right hemispheric infarct size was about two times bigger than the contralateral left hemispheric infarct size (p = 0.002). However, in patients with either unilateral (n = ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Serial coronary microembolization induced ischemic cardiomyopathy. T2 - Model refinement in the closed-chest Beagle dog. AU - Geist, Beth. AU - LaRose, Amanda. AU - Ueyama, Yukie. AU - Youngblood, Bradley L.. AU - Palmieri, McKenna. AU - Del Rio, Carlos. AU - Hamlin, Robert. PY - 2019/9/1. Y1 - 2019/9/1. UR - UR - U2 - 10.1016/j.vascn.2019.05.054. DO - 10.1016/j.vascn.2019.05.054. M3 - Article. C2 - 31963041. AN - SCOPUS:85079220228. VL - 99. JO - Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods. JF - Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods. SN - 1056-8719. ER - ...
Acute loss of perfusion distal to occlusion of major arteries due to an embolus (air, fat, amniotic fluid) that migrates to point of occlusion or a thrombus (most common) intrinsic t... ...
A young man was hospitalised with sudden onset paresis of the lower extremities, and spinal cord ischaemia was detected. Fibrocartilaginous embolism is most likely an underdiagnosed cause of spinal ...
Left atrial free-floating ball thrombus is a rarely seen pathology in the absence or presence of mitral valve disease. This pathologic condition carries high risks of embolic complications and deterioration of hemodynamics. The case reported here is
Results: After surgery, new lesions were identified in 31% of patients, averaging 0.5 lesions per patient (67 mm3 [0.004%] of brain tissue). Patients with preexisting lesions were 10× more likely to receive new lesions after surgery than patients without preexisting lesions. Preexisting ischemic lesions were observed in 64% of patients, averaging 19.4 lesions (1542 mm3 [0.1%] of brain tissue). New lesions in the left hemisphere were significantly smaller and more numerous (29 lesions; median volume, 44 mm3; volume range, 5-404 mm3) than those on the right (10 lesions; median volume, 128 mm3; volume range, 13-1383 mm3), which is consistent with a cardioembolic source of particulate emboli. Overall, the incidence of postoperative cognitive decline was 46% and was independent of whether new lesions were present ...
Sometimes referred to by the older term cerebrovascular accident (CVA), a stroke is the rapid loss of brain function due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This can be due to ischemia (lack of blood flow) caused by blockage (thrombosis, arterial embolism, blood cot) or a hemorrhage. As a result, the affected area of the brain cannot function, which might result in an inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, inability to understand or formulate speech or an inability to see one side of the visual field ...
Some eighteen months ago my father, whom I loved very much, died from arterial embolism. There wasnt a single day since I did not cry, and I just wished that something would happen to take my mind of things. Then my wife suffered a stroke, which just shows that you should be careful what you wish for.. Or maybe not. For the better or the worse, the universe is not moved by our wishes, and things do not usually happen for a reason. This is in fact my single comfort in these times, that events did not happen because we did anything wrong, or because we are somehow bad people, or we failed to do or not do something that we should or shouldnt have done. Events occurred as they did simply because something always happens to somebody, only the things that happened to us were pretty bad.. What happened is this.. On January 11th Siobhan, my wife, called me at work and asked if I could return home immediately; she had caught a flu, or so she thought, and needed me to look after her. When I got home she ...
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Most well trained candidates who have worked in the wards should have reached a clinical diagnosis 80% of the time by taking a good history. Now you can wrap it up by presenting your clinical findings in a sensible way. Infective endocarditis is now readily detected and antibiotics are administered early so embolic phenomena like…
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Concomitants of asymptomatic retinal cholesterol emboli. AU - Bruno, Askiel. AU - Russell, Patrick W.. AU - Jones, William L.. AU - Austin, Jeffrey K.. AU - Weinstein, Eric S.. AU - Steel, Susan R.. PY - 1992/6. Y1 - 1992/6. N2 - Background and Purpose: Asymptomatic retinal cholesterol emboli are sometimes encountered on ophthalmoscopic examination. They are associated with decreased survival, but their clinical significance is not fully known. We sought to determine which vascular risk factors are associated with such emboli. Methods: We studied 70 consecutive men (55-84 years old) with asymptomatic retinal cholesterol emboli diagnosed in an eye clinic Twenty-one men (57-78 years old) from the same eye clinic without retinal emboli or retinal ischemic events were randomly selected as control subjects. We determined vascular risk factors, presence of ischemic heart disease, and extracranial carotid artery disease. Results: Patients had a higher prevalence of hypertension, smoked ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The Angioguard™ embolic protection device. AU - Siewiorek, Gail M.. AU - Eskandari, Mark K.. AU - Finol, Ender A.. PY - 2008/12/1. Y1 - 2008/12/1. N2 - Endovascular management of cardiovascular disease is quickly becoming a more popular treatment. The effectiveness in using embolic protection devices (EPDs), such as the Angioguard™ XP filter, during carotid artery stenting (CAS) is a topic of ongoing controversy and scrutiny. Early clinical results indicate that EPDs can reduce complications associated with CAS. However, the incidence of stroke and postprocedural embolic events are statistically similar when comparing CAS with the gold standard in carotid stenosis repair, carotid endarterectomy (CEA). The focus of this manuscript is the critical evaluation of Angioguard XP with respect to numerous in vitro and ex vivo experiments, and clinical trials that have been conducted by the authors and other researchers to investigate the efficacy of EPDs with the objective of ...
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This prospective cohort study shows that the Export and Diver catheters are both safe and effective in removing thrombus in an unselected population with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. The larger internal lumen diameter of the Diver catheter did not result in retrieval of larger thrombotic particles, nor in improved angiographic or electrocardiographic outcomes.. Primary PCI does not always result in successful reperfusion of the myocardium, despite a patent epicardial vessel. Mechanical crushing and fragmentation of the thrombus-containing lesion during primary PCI is thought to be at least partly responsible for myocardial dysfunction after PCI (13-15). Several devices have been introduced to facilitate removal of thrombus and plaque material, thereby protecting the microvasculature and improving myocardial blood flow. In saphenous vein graft PCI, distal embolic protection devices have proven to be very effective in preventing distal embolization (class I recommendation, level of ...
A deployment control system provides controlled deployment of an embolic protection device which may include a guide wire, an expandable filter attached to the guide wire near its distal end, and a restraining sheath that maintains the expanded filter in a collapsed position. The deployment control system includes a torque control device which allows the physician to torque the guide wire into the patients anatomy and a mechanism for preventing the guide wire from buckling as the restraining sheath is being retracted to deploy the expandable filter. A recovery control system for recovering the embolic protection device includes an inner catheter which extends within a lumen of an outer recovery sheath in a coaxial arrangement. A distal portion of the inner catheter extends beyond another recovery sheath during advancement of the recovery system into the vasculature. The recovery sheath can be advanced over the inner catheter to collapse the expandable filter. The proximal ends of the inner catheter and
An elongate distal protection device includes an intraluminal filter-occluder combination positioned at a distal end thereof. An expandable occluder is disposed within an expandable filter such that the filter and occluder are independently deployable. During use, the expanded occluder may be used first to stop embolic particles for aspiration thereof. Then, the occluder may be collapsed, leaving the filter expanded to capture any remaining embolic particles.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Femoral artery embolism in patients undergoing a laterally extended parametrectomy (LEP) procedure. AU - Tarnai, L.. AU - Ungár, L.. AU - Pálfalvi, L.. AU - Nagy, Z.. PY - 2011/9/19. Y1 - 2011/9/19. N2 - Introduction: Since 1993 an operative technique without adjuvant therapy (laterally extended parametrectomy, the LEP procedure) has been in use at our institution for the treatment of Stage IIB cervical cancer and for patients with pelvic lymph node metastases in Stages IA-IIA. Iliac/femoral artery embolic occlusion in the cohort of LEP operated patients was studied in an 11 years long period. Methods: The LEP-Wertheim procedure was used in 320 patients between 1994 and 2005. Embolic occlusion of the iliac and/or femoral arteries was detected in four out of 255 (1.6%) cases. Thrombectomy was done on one blood vessel in three cases, on both the deep and superficial femoral arteries in one case were executed to restore the vessel patency. Results: Three out of four patients ...
Dr. Myla describes the teams experience with the new embolic protection device: The low crossing profile and integration of a primary guidewire shortened procedure time, and facilitated lesion crossing and filter placement, especially in the presence of tortuous anatomy. The 0.014 guidewire tip demonstrated good torque response and the guidewire provided excellent support…it was ideal for procedures in which tortuosity would preclude placement of a more structured DPD with a stiff delivery catheter. Conformability of the expanded fiber network to the vessel wall and the short landing zone of the device made it ideal for challenging anatomy distal to the lesion. Anecdotally, investigators have commented the FiberNet EPS resulted in fewer vessel spasms.. Article: Carotid Artery Stenting in High Surgical Risk Patients using the FiberNet® Embolic Protection System: The EPIC Trial Results. Subbarao Myla, J. Michael Bacharach, Gary M. Ansel, Eric J. Dippel, Daniel J. McCormick, Jeffrey J. ...
A 44 year old man presented with intermittent claudication of the right lower leg and a history of surgical repair for aortic coarctation at the age of 12 years. Right popliteal and pedal pulses were diminished, and a 3/6 mesosystolic heart murmur was most clearly audible over the posterior part of the thorax. Systolic blood pressure was slightly raised equally in both arms, and a systolic ankle/arm pressure gradient that was higher on the right than on the left side (75 mm Hg and 45 mm Hg, respectively) was found. Ultrasound showed a mass in the right popliteal artery causing severe stenosis. Angiography revealed two structures in the middle and just before the bifurcation of the popliteal artery (far left). Based on these findings, a subacute popliteal artery embolism was suspected. No irregularities were found in the lower aorta and iliac/femoral arteries. Other causes of the embolism, such as atrial fibrillation, endocarditis or patent foramen ovale, were excluded. ...
An embolic protection system 1 comprises a guidewire 99 for advancing through a vasculature, the guidewire 99 having a distal end and a proximal end; an embolic protection filter 1 having a filter body 41 with a distal end and a proximal end, the filter body 41 providing for a collapsed configuration and an expanded deployed configuration. The embolic protection filter body 41 has a guidewire path for slidably receiving the guidewire 99 to permit movement of the filter 1 relative to the guidewire 99 when the filter 1 is in the collapsed configuration and the expanded deployed configuration. A delivery catheter 2 is advanceable over the guidewire 99 for delivery of the embolic protection filter 1; the delivery catheter 2 having a proximal end and a distal end. The filter 1 is deployed from the distal end of the delivery catheter 2 into the expanded deployed configuration. A retrieval catheter 3 is also advancable over the guidewire 99 for retrieval of the filter 1, the retrieval catheter 3 having a
An embolic protection system 1 comprises a guidewire 99 for advancing through a vasculature, the guidewire 99 having a distal end and a proximal end; an embolic protection filter 1 having a filter body 41 with a distal end and a proximal end, the filter body 41 providing for a collapsed configuration and an expanded deployed configuration. The embolic protection filter body 41 has a guidewire path for slidably receiving the guidewire 99 to permit movement of the filter 1 relative to the guidewire 99 when the filter 1 is in the collapsed configuration and the expanded deployed configuration. A delivery catheter 2 is advanceable over the guidewire 99 for delivery of the embolic protection filter 1; the delivery catheter 2 having a proximal end and a distal end. The filter 1 is deployed from the distal end of the delivery catheter 2 into the expanded deployed configuration. A retrieval catheter 3 is also advancable over the guidewire 99 for retrieval of the filter 1, the retrieval catheter 3 having a
Importance: To our knowledge, population-based data on retinal emboli are limited in Asia. Besides its associations with traditional cardiovascular risk factors and stroke, associations between retinal emboli and renal disease and function remain unclear. Objective: To examine the prevalence of and risk factors for retinal emboli in a large, contemporary, multiethnic Asian population. Design, Setting, and Participants: This population-based cross-sectional study was conducted from 2004 to 2011 and included a total of 10 033 Chinese, Malay, and Indian persons aged 40 to 80 years residing in the general communities of Singapore. Analyses were performed from November 2016 to February 2017. Interventions or Exposures: Retinal emboli were ascertained from retinal photographs obtained from both eyes of all participants according to a standardized protocol. Age-standardized prevalence of retinal emboli was calculated using the 2010 Singapore adult population. Risk factors were assessed from ...
Complications related to less-invasive haemodynamic monitoring‡. Belda, F. J.; Aguilar, G.; Teboul, J. L.; Pestaña, D.; Redondo, F. J.; Malbrain, M.; Luis, J. C.; Ramasco, F.; Umgelter, A.; Wendon, J.; Kirov, M.; Fernández-Mondéjar, E. // BJA: The British Journal of Anaesthesia;Apr2011, Vol. 106 Issue 4, p482 Background The aim of this study was to evaluate the type and incidence of complications during insertion, maintenance, and withdrawal of central arterial catheters used for transpulmonary thermodilution haemodynamic monitoring (PiCCOâ„¢). Methods We conducted a prospective, observational,... ...
We consider this to be an innovative article because it brings a new perspective to the selection of patients who are candidates for orthopedic cement procedures from a cardiological point of view.Mr. Francisco Galvan Roman ...
ObjectiveTo determine the value of visible retinal emboli as a diagnostic test for the detection of hemodynamically significant carotid artery stenosis in the
Embolic protection devices and methods of making and using the same. An embolic protection device may include a shaft or filter wire having a filter coupled thereto. The filter wire may include a proximal section and a distal section. The proximal and distal sections may be coupled with a connector.
(HealthDay)-Retinal emboli are associated with conventional cardiovascular risk factors, stroke, and chronic kidney disease, according to a study published online Aug. 24 in JAMA Ophthalmology.
BAO is relatively rare, accounting for 6-10% of strokes. Although women tend to be affected later in life than men, most patients who develop BAO are aged 50-80. Predominant risk factors include hypertension, diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, smoking, hyperlipidaemia, previous stroke and peripheral vascular disease. The most common underlying aetiology for BAO is atherosclerosis. However embolic phenomena, vasculitis, dissection and even migraine may also be implicated. Classically, patients experience transient ischaemic attacks or a prodrome of symptoms including headache and vertigo in the weeks preceding the acute stroke [1]. However this may not always be present, as was the case with our patient who developed abnormal neurology likely secondary to embolic phenomenon from his chronic BAO. Prognosis is extremely variablewith poor outcome (defined as death, dependency, severe disability or modified Rankin score 3-6) in 54-95% of cases but factors thought to be associated with worse prognosis ...
In this endeavor, we aim to cover an updated and practical overview of the whole spectrum of this disturbing hurdle. Firstly, this publication will encompass different perspectives for the same entity: atrial fibrillation, encompassing the first line approach of Internal Medicine and the mindset of cardiologists and neurologists. Thereafter, an updated look on the epidemiology that has been exponentiating the awareness on this arrhythmia with a special scrutiny to the impact on stroke units worldwide is discussed. In the next section, the main advances in the diagnostic area will be presented, ranging from the anatomical viewpoint to rhythm disturbances and embolic complications. The medical and interventional treatment will follow with critical reviews of the therapeutic outbreaks and achievements into a practical modern-day care ...
Safely targeting the neural foramen or epidural space is the goal of image-guided transforaminal CSI. Injection procedures are used to deposit steroid solution in the perineural or epidural space, while avoiding intravascular injection. Although it is a generally safe procedure, rare severe complications have been reported with CT and fluoroscopic guidance.8,14. Recently reported techniques focus on CT-guided access to the neuroaxis while minimizing the chance for embolic complications.6⇓-8 We present a cohort treated with a variation on these techniques. A lateral patient position and a near-vertical trajectory with a short 25-ga needle were combined to minimize procedural time and radiation dose. Because proportionally less soft-tissue is crossed in the lateral position, this theoretically decreases the chance that a small muscular artery will be inadvertently pierced. In addition, when comparing the needle-insertion depth by using a lateral trajectory versus a dorsal trajectory within each ...
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Sudden Illnesses. And other first aid emergencies. Heart Attack. Heart Attack (acute myocardial infarction) occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is severely reduced or stopped. Coronary thrombosis Coronary embolism Coronary occlusion. Signs and Symptoms. Slideshow 5321309 by marlo
A guidewire apparatus for use during percutaneous catheter interventions, such as angioplasty or stent deployment. A protection element comprising a filter or an occluder is mounted near the distal end of a steerable guidewire, which guides a therapeutic catheter. The guidewire apparatus comprises a hollow shaft movably disposed about a core wire and, optionally, a slippery liner interfitted there between. The shaft and core wire control relative displacement of the ends of the protection element, causing transformation of the protection element between a deployed configuration and a collapsed configuration.
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A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is the rapid loss of brain function(s) due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This can be due to ischemia (lack of blood flow) caused by blockage (thrombosis, arterial embolism), or a hemorrhage(leakage of blood). As a result, the affected area of the brain cannot function, which might result in an inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, inability to understand or formulate speech, or an inability to see one side of the visual field.. A stroke is a medical emergency and can cause permanent neurological damage, complications, and death. It is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States and Europe and the second leading cause of death worldwide. Risk factors for stroke include old age, hypertension (high blood pressure), previous stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA),diabetes, high cholesterol, cigarette smoking and atrial fibrillation. High blood pressure is the most important modifiable risk factor ...
Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common sustained rhythm disturbance, is associated with a significantly enhanced mortality and morbidity due to thromboembolic events, and other cardiac and noncardiac complications. Therefore the Network of Competence on Atrial Fibrillation (AFNET) supported by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) was established in order to collect clinical data on patients (pts) with AF (paroxysmal, persistent, permanent) over a study period of 6 years with an expected sample size of 12,000 pts. Incidence, clinical relevance and outcome after SAE is recorded and assessed by a Critical Event Committee (CEC).. The CEC-members (experts in cardiology and neurology) defined as SAE any death with or without relationship to AF, cardio-embolic events (stroke, peripheral arterial embolism), bleeding complications due to antithrombotic therapy, acute heart failure, syncope, resuscitation; additionally, the complication of interventional strategies for AF-treatment ...
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Sometimes referred to by the older term cerebrovascular accident (CVA), a stroke is the rapid loss of brain function due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. This can be due to ischemia (lack of blood flow) caused by blockage (thrombosis, arterial embolism, blood cot) or a hemorrhage. As a result, the affected area of the brain cannot function, which might result in an inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, inability to understand or formulate speech or an inability to see one side of the visual field ...
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The ARCH is a controlled trial with a sequential design and with a prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded-endpoint (PROBE) methodology. The objective is to compare the efficacy and tolerance (net benefit) of two antithrombotic strategies in patients with atherothrombosis of the aortic arch and a recent (less than 6 months) cerebral or peripheral embolic event.. Hypothesis:. The association of clopidogrel 75 mg/d plus aspirin 75 mg/d is 25% more effective than an oral anticoagulant (target International Normalized Ratio [INR] 2 to 3) in preventing brain infarction, brain hemorrhage, myocardial infarction, peripheral embolism, and vascular death. ...
In other words, we can perceive the real (+b) and unreal (-b) man but not imaginary man. I suggest, therefore that we can equate imaginary man with the Spirit of the Watchman. Its essence is simply unknowable which correlates with most peoples experience. But what of the other two, the parts we can perceive? The Watchman describes the body (my real man) as being that which exists in the world of matter (Platos phenomenen) or flesh and blood. I relate it to the bodys senses, sight, hearing etc which allow it to identify its place in the world. So we are able to correlate the Watchmans notion of body and Spirit with our own concept. But what of the soul and my unreal man. The Watchman argues that the body, given life by the Spirit, becomes a living soul, having free will and its own identity. I believe this exactly matches the idea that the human soul he describes is indistinguishable from the character, inherited from the past, passed on in the genes from generation to ...
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A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in the pulmonary artery, which supplies blood to the lungs. These embolisms affect an estimated 1 in 1,000 people in the U.S. every year. In this article, we describe what a pulmonary embolism feels like and how it is diagnosed. Learn about risk factors, outlooks and more.
This video discusses Pulomary Embolisms. An embolus is a blood clot otherwise known as a thrombus which blocks a blood vessel. A pulmonary Embolism is a sudden blockage of the lung by an embolus...
One day, I was eating dinner with the attendant auntie. I was leaning against the table on my bed when I felt something warm on my bottom. Auntie, I cried, Im bleeding! When she removed the table, both of us were at a loss. Auntie rushed to the nurse station, shouting that I was bleeding heavily. Several nurses rushed into my room and pressed upon my wound. I was very weak and sweating, and my blood pressure had declined. I was immediately sent to the intensive care unit for emergent treatment. Auntie asked my mother and brother to come to the hospital. I didnt know that I was about to die. I was still conscious, crying for them to stop the bleeding. I was then sent to the department of medical imaging to find the exact spot of the bleeding; and an artery embolism was performed to stop it. But the wound continued to grow. Soon, it was larger than an octavo, and my iliac (or loin) bone was eroded to the point of breaking. The surgeon removed my testicles because they were in a state of ...
Is pulmonary embolism serious? If pulmonary embolism is treated quickly, most people will make a full recovery. But when there is a large embolus, it may be lif
Embolism: Embolism, obstruction of the flow of blood by an embolus, a particle or aggregate of substance that is abnormally present in the bloodstream. The substance may be a blood
A patient with a right-to-left shunt is vulnerable to embolism from smaller amounts of air. Fatality by air embolism is rare, ... Embolism[edit]. A blood clot or other solid mass, as well as an air bubble, can be delivered into the circulation through an IV ... Central IV lines carry risks of bleeding, infection, gangrene, thromboembolism and gas embolism (see Risks below). They are ... Many systems of administration employ a drip chamber, which prevents air from entering the blood stream (air embolism), and ...
Prediction of embolism[edit]. Among Danish men aged 50, with no risk factors, the 5-year risk of stroke was 1.1% and with AF ... Determining the risk of an embolism causing a stroke is important for guiding the use of anticoagulants. The most accurate ... Additionally, lung diseases (such as pneumonia, lung cancer, pulmonary embolism, and sarcoidosis) may play a role in certain ... pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, or another acute pulmonary disease ... 7.1.1 Prediction of embolism. *7.1.2 Mechanism of thrombus ...
Pulmonary embolism[edit]. Pulmonary embolism classically presents with an acute onset of shortness of breath.[2] Other ... D-dimer, while useful to rule out a pulmonary embolism in those who are at low risk, is not of much value if it is positive, as ... pulmonary embolism, or pneumothorax. Patients with COPD and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have a gradual progression of ... Spiral computed tomography with intravenous radiocontrast is the imaging study of choice to evaluate for pulmonary embolism.[14 ...
An embolism that lodges in the lungs is a pulmonary embolism (PE). A pulmonary embolism is a very serious condition that can be ... Parodoxical embolism[edit]. Systemic embolism of venous origin can occur in patients with an atrial or ventricular septal ... Such an event is termed a paradoxical embolism. When this affects the blood vessels of the brain it can cause stroke.[5] ... In pulmonary embolism, this applies in situations where heart function is compromised due to lack of blood flow through the ...
Pulmonary embolism[edit]. Cornwell's research suggests that Luciani had indeed been in poor health, in which claim he is ... Cornwell concluded that John Paul I died of a pulmonary embolism (which was supported by the fact that he had experienced a ... retinal embolism in 1976).. Cornwell suggested that John Paul died at about 9.30 p.m., perhaps 10.00 p.m., at his desk and was ... the Pope had suffered two episodes of acute chest pain that are consistent with a diagnosis of an imminent pulmonary embolism, ...
Arterial gas embolism (AGE)[edit]. Main article: Arterial gas embolism. Arterial gas embolism (AGE) is a complication of lung ... they may suffer pulmonary embolism with shortness of breath and chest pain. It is often impossible to distinguish AGE from DCS ... and arterial gas embolism. All divers, commercial air travelers, people traveling overland between different altitudes, and ...
Lung injury and air embolism[edit]. When an endotracheal (ET) tube is placed, one of the key advantages is that a direct air- ... Massive air embolism in an adult following positive pressure ventilation. Chest 1988: 93:874-876. ... a condition called an air embolism which "is almost uniformly fatal".[14] ...
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Air embolism. If the returning fluid is purulent, one repeats the puncture after a week. If more than three successive puncture ... Thomson, K.F.M (29 June 2007). "Air embolism following antral lavage". The Journal of Laryngology & Otology. 69 (12): 829-832. ...
An amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare childbirth (obstetric) emergency in which amniotic fluid, enters the blood stream of ... Stafford, Irene; Sheffield, Jeanne (2007). "Amniotic Fluid Embolism". Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America. 34 (3 ... PMID 17921014.[subscription required] Stein, Paul (2016). Pulmonary embolism. Chichester, West Sussex, UK Hoboken, NJ: John ...
The first published case report of a blood clot and pulmonary embolism in a woman using Enavid (Enovid 10 mg in the U.S.) at a ... Jordan WM, Anand JK (November 18, 1961). "Pulmonary embolism". Lancet. 278 (7212): 1146-1147. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(61)91061-3 ... and pulmonary embolism (PE)). While lower doses of estrogen in COC pills may have a lower risk of stroke and myocardial ... history of thromboembolism or pulmonary embolism, cerebrovascular accident, and a familial tendency to form blood clots (such ...
This includes women with: History of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) not receiving anticoagulants Acute ... ISBN 978-0-08-092150-1. Paul D. Stein (5 April 2016). Pulmonary Embolism. Wiley. pp. 187-. ISBN 978-1-119-03909-9. Pfeifer, ... and pulmonary embolism (PE). Estrogens are known to increase the risk of VTE due to their effects on liver synthesis of ...
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DCS and arterial gas embolism are treated very similarly because they are both the result of gas bubbles in the body. The U.S. ... DCS and arterial gas embolism are collectively referred to as decompression illness. Since bubbles can form in or migrate to ... Symptoms of DCS and arterial gas embolism can be virtually indistinguishable. The most reliable way to tell the difference is ... 1930s: Albert R Behnke separated the symptoms of Arterial Gas Embolism (AGE) from those of DCS. 1935: Behnke et al. ...
Pulmonary embolism refers to an embolus that lodges in the pulmonary circulation. This may arise from a deep venous thrombosis ... "Saddle pulmonary embolism". Radiopaedia. Retrieved 2017-10-08. Pillalamarri NR, Patnaik SS, Piskin S, Gueldner P, Finol EA ( ... or thromboembolic disease such as pulmonary embolism or emboli seen in sickle cell anaemia. Most recently, computational fluid ...
Walker, J. R. III; Murphy-Lavoie, Heather M. (20 December 2019). "Diving Gas Embolism". Staff. "Mechanism ... Lungs: There is a risk of pneumothorax, arterial gas embolism, and mediastinal and subcutaneous emphysema during ascent, which ... It typically causes transient embolism similar to thromboembolism but of shorter duration. Where damage occurs to the ... Recompression with hyperbaric oxygen therapy is the definitive treatment for arterial gas embolism, as the raised pressure ...
The most common conditions associated with thrombophilia are deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), which are ... Bourjeily G, Paidas M, Khalil H, Rosene-Montella K, Rodger M (February 2010). "Pulmonary embolism in pregnancy". Lancet. 375 ( ... Agnelli G, Becattini C (July 2010). "Acute pulmonary embolism". N. Engl. J. Med. 363 (3): 266-74. doi:10.1056/NEJMra0907731. ...
Massive pulmonary embolism. For the treatment of a massive pulmonary embolism, catheter-directed therapy is a safer and more ... massive pulmonary embolism or extensive deep vein thrombosis). The main complication is bleeding (which can be dangerous), and ... "Catheter-directed therapy for the treatment of massive pulmonary embolism: systematic review and meta-analysis of modern ...
Arterial gas embolism (AGE), which is perfusion blockage caused by gas bubbles in the arterial bloodstream. In the context of ... Almost all arterial gas embolism is avoidable by not diving with lung conditions which increase the risk and not holding the ... Walker, J. R. III; Murphy-Lavoie, Heather M. (20 December 2019). "Diving Gas Embolism". Francis, T James ... In any situation that could cause decompression sickness, there is also potentially a risk of arterial gas embolism, and as ...
A pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) from a deep vein (a deep vein thrombosis) detaches from a vein ( ... Zietz A, Sutter R, De Marchis GM (2020). "Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism among patients with a cryptogenic stroke ... This is called a paradoxical embolism because the clot abnormally travels from the pulmonary circuit to the systemic circuit ... This is called a pulmonary embolism (PE). DVT and PE comprise the cardiovascular disease of venous thromboembolism (VTE). About ...
"Air or Gas Embolism". Archived from the original on 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2008-05-19. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society ... Air or gas embolism Carbon monoxide poisoning Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Complicated by Cyanide Poisoning Central retinal artery ... "Decompression Sickness or Illness and Arterial Gas Embolism". Archived from the original on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2008-05-19. ...
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Victim of an Embolism. Led in Sports Coverage for Many Years. Had Toured Country as a Baritone. ... Miller, C. L. (2008). ... The cause of death was a brain embolism after he had been hospitalized with a streptococcus infection. He was buried in Mount ...
"Air or Gas Embolism". Retrieved 2011-08-21. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. "Carbon Monoxide". Retrieved 2011-08-21. ... It is the definitive treatment for decompression sickness and may also be used to treat arterial gas embolism caused by ... The increased overall pressure is of therapeutic value in the treatment of decompression sickness and air embolism as it ... The chamber treats decompression sickness and gas embolism by increasing pressure, reducing the size of the gas bubbles and ...
In May 2013, Stephanie Arnold suffered a rare and often fatal, a condition called an amniotic fluid embolism after giving birth ... In 2013, she was clinically dead for 37 seconds after suffering an amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) immediately after giving birth ... "Stephanie Arnold, Director". Amniotic Fluid Embolism Foundation. Retrieved 2018-03-19. Stephanie., Arnold (2015-09-15). 37 ...
Blood clot prevention and treatment reduce the risk of stroke, heart attack and pulmonary embolism. Heparin and warfarin are ... resulting in a pulmonary embolism. Arterial thrombosis resulting from hypertension or atherosclerosis can become mobile and the ...
He was hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center, where he died two days later from a pulmonary embolism. At the time of his ... The Seattle Times staff (March 24, 2011). "Embolism killed actor, county says". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original ...
A pulmonary embolism is a serious condition because; it can damage the lungs due to pulmonary hypertension and cause low blood ... The most severe complication of RVT is a pulmonary embolism, caused by a clot, also called a thrombus, that originates from the ... Usually the diagnoses of RVT is first made when a nephrotic syndrome patient experiences a pulmonary embolism or a sudden ... This condition can cause death if left untreated; about 30% percent of patients who have a pulmonary embolism will die, usually ...
It has also been reported as a sign following fat embolism. When lipiduria occurs, epithelial cells or macrophages contain ... Findlay J, DeMajo W (1 January 1984). "Cerebral fat embolism" (Image & PDF). Canadian Medical Association Journal. 131 (7): 755 ...
A pulmonary embolism occurs when a part of the clot breaks off and travels to the lungs, a potential life threat. Venous ... Deep Vein Thrombosis & Pulmonary Embolism. Nimia L. Reyes, Michele G. Beckman, Karon Abe ...
Embolism and thrombosis Venous thromboembolism in over 16s: reducing the risk of hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis or ... Anti-embolism stockings should be fitted and patients shown how to use them by staff trained in their use. [2010] ... 1.3.2 Ensure that people who need anti-embolism stockings have their legs measured and that they are provided with the correct ... 1.3.5 Use anti-embolism stockings that provide graduated compression and produce a calf pressure of 14-15 mmHg. (This relates ...
Her fresh C-section wound popped open from the intense coughing spells caused by the pulmonary embolism, and when she returned ... a slip on a piece of broken glass at a Munich restaurant that led to pulmonary embolisms, which in turn led to a year on the ... she immediately assumed she was having another pulmonary embolism. (Serena lives in fear of blood clots.) She walked out of the ...
Embolism, obstruction of the flow of blood by an embolus, a particle or aggregate of substance that is abnormally present in ... parturition: Embolisms. …this fails, surgery is necessary. An embolism is a blockage of a blood vessel, as by a blood clot or ... Embolism, obstruction of the flow of blood by an embolus, a particle or aggregate of substance that is abnormally present in ... A pulmonary embolism-an obstruction of blood flow to the lungs by an embolus in the pulmonary artery or in one of its branches- ...
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Arterial embolism refers to a clot (embolus) that has come from another part of the body and causes a sudden interruption of ... An arterial embolism may be caused by one or more clots. The clots can get stuck in an artery and block blood flow. The ... Arterial embolism refers to a clot (embolus) that has come from another part of the body and causes a sudden interruption of ... Arterial embolism requires prompt treatment at a hospital. The goals of treatment are to control symptoms and to improve the ...
These embolisms affect an estimated 1 in 1,000 people in the U.S. every year. In this article, we describe what a pulmonary ... embolism feels like and how it is diagnosed. Learn about risk factors, outlooks and more. ... A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in the pulmonary artery, which supplies blood to the lungs. ... What is an air embolism?. An air embolism occurs when a gas bubble enters a vein or artery. It can block the passage of blood, ...
Prevention of pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis with low dose aspirin: Pulmonary Embolism Prevention (PEP) trial. ... encoded search term (How is pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosed?) and How is pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosed? What to Read Next ... Preventive and therapeutic approach to venous thromboembolic disease and pulmonary embolism--can death from pulmonary embolism ... How is pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosed?. Updated: Jun 05, 2019 * Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E ...
... for Serena Williams told reporters Wednesday that the tennis star was receiving treatment for a pulmonary embolism she suffered ... A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot, usually originating in a vein in the upper thigh, that breaks loose and travels to a lung ... People who take long airplane trips and car rides are at risk for pulmonary embolism. So are people who suffer an injury that ... Classically, a person develops a pulmonary embolism when he or she has risk factors for the problem - including pregnancy, use ...
A pulmonary embolism is a clot that lodges in the lung but originated elsewhere in the body. The most common source of the clot ... Pulmonary embolism is surprisingly common, Adelman said. "I treated three blood clots in the lung today. There are tens of ... Chabot said the embolism was discovered shortly after Williams returned to Los Angeles from New York, where she had been ... The effects that the embolism and the hematoma could have on Williams athletic career remain unclear. But Dr. Andrew Gregory, ...
You may hear a pulmonary embolism referred to as a ... A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that travels to the blood ... You may hear a pulmonary embolism referred to as a "PE." Causes Pulmonary embolisms are caused by blood clots that can develop ... A pulmonary embolism (EM buh liz um) is a blood clot in the large blood vessels in the lungs. Blood flow to the lungs can be ... Certain radiology tests can be done to tell if your child has a pulmonary embolism. The tests are not painful. Your child will ...
... gas embolism), amniotic fluid (amniotic fluid embolism), or foreign material. An embolism can cause partial or total blockage ... An embolism in which the embolus is a piece of thrombus is called a thromboembolism. An embolism is usually a pathological ... However, pulmonary embolism is generally classified as a form of venous embolism, because the embolus forms in veins, e.g. deep ... Embolism can be classified based on where it enters the circulation, either in arteries or in veins. Arterial embolism are ...
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Fat embolism syndrome (FES) is thought to occur most commonly in patients who suffer severe trauma and orthopedic injuries and ... Fat embolism Fat embolism syndrome FES Systemic inflammatory response syndrome SIRS This article is part of the Topical ... Fat embolism and the fat embolism syndrome. A double-blind therapeutic study. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1987;69:128-31. Proposed ... It is important to recognize the distinction between fat embolism and FES. A fat embolism is the presence of fat within ...
A pulmonary embolism can be a complication of deep vein thrombosis. WebMD tells you what you need to know about this life- ... DVT & Pulmonary Emobolism - Pulmonary Embolism: A Complication of DVT * How DVT Can Lead to a Pulmonary Embolism ... A pulmonary embolism (PE) usually happens when a blood clot called a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), often in your leg, travels to ... Pulmonary Embolism: A Complication of DVT. Articles OnDVT & Pulmonary Emobolism. DVT & Pulmonary Emobolism ...
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How do you know if you have a pulmonary embolism (PE)? Your doctor will look at your symptoms and likely order a number of ... Articles OnPulmonary Embolism. Pulmonary Embolism Pulmonary Embolism - How Do Doctors Diagnose a Pulmonary Embolism? * What Is ... National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What is Pulmonary Embolism?". National Blood Clot Alliance: "How is PE Diagnosed? ... If you think you have a pulmonary embolism (PE), you should get medical help right away. ...
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... a subset of gas embolism, is an entity with the potential for severe morbidity and mortality. Venous air embolism is a ... Venous Air Embolism Differential Diagnoses. Updated: Dec 30, 2017 * Author: Brenda L Natal, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Erik D ... Large-volume air embolism as a complication of augmented computed tomography: case report. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2002 Oct. 53(4): ... Venous air embolism related to the use of central catheters revisited: with emphasis on dialysis catheters. Clin Kidney J. 2017 ...
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Newer aspects of anticoagulant and antithrombotic therapy.MR-angiography in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.Scintigraphy- ... ventilation/perfusion scanning and imaging of the embolus.- Clinical course and prognosis of acute pulmonary embolism.- The ... The value of echocardiography in the diagnostic work-up of patients with suspected acute pulmonary embolism.- New developments ... Acute Pulmonary Embolism: A Challenge for Hemostasiology. A. Geibel,Hanjoerg Just,W. Kasper,S. Konstantinides. Limited preview ...
The embolism is often caused when people develop DVT - deep vein thrombosis. This is a condition where a blood clot forms in a ... Unfortunately, if the clot is small, it may not present any symptoms and a pulmonary embolism would be the first sign of DVT. ... Should the clots dislodge and travel to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism, death is a possible consequence as in the ... Treatment of an identified DVT should begin immediately to reduce the risk of an embolism. Usually the treatment plan includes ...
Embolism to the legs causes a mottled appearance and purple discoloration of the toes, small infarcts and areas of gangrene due ... Cholesterol embolism is treated by removing the cause and giving supportive therapy; statin drugs have been found to improve ... Cholesterol embolism occurs when cholesterol is released, usually from an atherosclerotic plaque, and travels as an embolus in ... Complement levels are frequently reduced in cholesterol embolism, limiting the use of this test in the distinction between ...
Pulmonary embolism definition at, a free online dictionary with pronunciation, synonyms and translation. Look it ... pulmonary embolism in Medicine Expand. pulmonary embolism n. The obstruction of pulmonary arteries, usually by detached ... A pulmonary embolism shouldnt kill him, but the effects were disproportionate to the cause and would last a while. ... The symptoms of pulmonary embolism may occur at any period from the hour of the operation up to the thirtieth day. ...
  • A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in the pulmonary artery, which supplies the blood to the lungs. (
  • A pulmonary embolism is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. (
  • Tennis player Serena Williams was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital Monday to undergo emergency treatment for complications from an earlier pulmonary embolism -- a blockage in an artery of her lung. (
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE) describes the blockage of a pulmonary artery or one of its branches by a blood clot or foreign material. (
  • A pulmonary embolism is a blockage caused by a clot in one or more of the arteries in or leading to the lungs. (
  • Pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs. (
  • An embolism is the lodging of an embolus, a blockage-causing piece of material, inside a blood vessel. (
  • An embolism can cause partial or total blockage of blood flow in the affected vessel. (
  • A pulmonary embolism is the sudden blockage of a major artery in your lung, occurring when a blood clot that has developed in another part of your body breaks off and travels to the lungs. (
  • In medicine , an embolism occurs when an object (the embolus , plural emboli ) migrates from one part of the body (through circulation ) and cause(s) a blockage (occlusion) of a blood vessel in another part of the body. (
  • A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blockage in a blood vessel of the lungs. (
  • A pulmonary embolism (PE) is the sudden blockage of a blood vessel in the lungs by an embolus. (
  • A massive pulmonary embolism refers to a blockage in an artery of the lung, either the primary artery or one of its branches. (
  • A massive pulmonary embolism is a blockage of 50% or more in the artery. (
  • The fat embolism syndrome (FES) constitutes a potentially devastating constellation of clinical signs and symptoms, which are classically characterized as the triad of respiratory insufficiency, neurologic dysfunction, and petechial rash. (
  • Unfortunately, if the clot is small, it may not present any symptoms and a pulmonary embolism would be the first sign of DVT. (
  • The symptoms of pulmonary embolism may occur at any period from the hour of the operation up to the thirtieth day. (
  • This dislodged a clot, and the woman was seized with the symptoms of pulmonary embolism and died in forty-seven minutes. (
  • What are the symptoms of arterial embolism? (
  • The symptoms of this condition depend on the location of the embolism. (
  • These symptoms will likely be asymmetrical, appearing only on the side of your body with the embolism. (
  • However, an embolism can recur after treatment, so it's important to be aware of your symptoms and talk to your doctor if you may have an arterial embolism. (
  • Although a doctor may suspect the presence of pulmonary embolism when symptoms occur in someone with typical signs of deep vein thrombosis, there often is not enough evidence to make a definitive diagnosis. (
  • [1] X Research source To diagnose a pulmonary embolism, it is key to recognize suspicious signs and symptoms, and also to undergo a series of diagnostic tests and evaluations. (
  • If you suspect that you may have a PE (pulmonary embolism), go to the Emergency Room immediately or call 911 depending on the severity of the symptoms. (
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of a potential pulmonary embolism. (
  • It is also important to understand, however, that half of people with a pulmonary embolism present with no symptoms. (
  • [4] X Research source In addition to recognizing signs and symptoms, there are risk factors that make you more susceptible to developing a pulmonary embolism. (
  • When emboli block the main pulmonary artery, and in cases where there are no initial symptoms, a pulmonary embolism can quickly become fatal. (
  • Pulmonary embolism symptoms can vary greatly, depending on how much of your lung is involved, the size of the clots, and whether you have underlying lung or heart disease. (
  • The symptoms experienced in cholesterol embolism depend largely on the organ involved. (
  • The main problem is the distinction between cholesterol embolism and vasculitis (inflammation of the small blood vessels), which may cause very similar symptoms - especially the skin findings and the kidney dysfunction. (
  • The signs and symptoms of amniotic fluid embolism often develop rapidly. (
  • The symptoms and clinical signs of air embolism are related to the degree of air entry into the circulation system. (
  • Fig. 2: Possible symptoms of air embolism and corresponding clinical signs. (
  • Symptoms of a massive pulmonary embolism are difficulty breathing and heart palpitations. (
  • Symptoms of a pulmonary embolism include sudden shortness of breath, pain in and around the chest and coughing. (
  • Symptoms of a pulmonary embolism start suddenly, as soon as the clot starts blocking blood flow to the lungs. (
  • What are the Signs and Symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism? (
  • Not all pulmonary embolisms exhibit the same signs and symptoms. (
  • But certain symptoms may indicate that a pulmonary embolism has occurred. (
  • Each year, pulmonary embolisms kill at least 600,000 Americans, many of whom had no or little symptoms. (
  • It's critical to get immediate medical help if you have these symptoms, because the clot could travel to the lungs or heart (called an embolism). (
  • A pulmonary embolism occurs when a part of the clot breaks off and travels to the lungs, a potential life threat. (
  • A pulmonary embolism -an obstruction of blood flow to the lungs by an embolus in the pulmonary artery or in one of its branches-results in difficulty in breathing and an unpleasant sensation beneath the breastbone, similar to that experienced in angina pectoris . (
  • In a pulmonary embolism, the embolus, forms in one part of the body, it circulates throughout the blood supply, and then it blocks the blood flowing through a vessel in another part of the body, namely the lungs. (
  • A pulmonary embolism occurs when an embolus, usually a blood clot, blocks the blood flowing through an artery that feeds the lungs. (
  • A pulmonary embolism (EM buh liz um) is a blood clot in the large blood vessels in the lungs. (
  • He was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism, which occurs when a blood clot in the extremities breaks away and travels to the lungs. (
  • A pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot ( deep vein thrombosis ) travels through the veins and enters the heart, becoming trapped in the pulmonary artery that exits the heart to carry blood to the lungs . (
  • A pulmonary embolism (PE) usually happens when a blood clot called a deep vein thrombosis ( DVT ), often in your leg, travels to your lungs and blocks a blood vessel. (
  • Should the clots dislodge and travel to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism, death is a possible consequence as in the case of Jerome Kersey. (
  • obstruction of a pulmonary artery or one of its branches that is usually produced by a blood clot which has originated in a vein of the leg or pelvis and traveled to the lungs and that is marked by labored breathing, chest pain, fainting, rapid heart rate, cyanosis , shock, and sometimes death … whether physical activity during flight is protective against pulmonary embolism remains to be demonstrated. (
  • A pulmonary embolism is caused by blood clots that travel through the blood stream to the lungs and block a pulmonary artery. (
  • In most cases, pulmonary embolism is caused by blood clots that travel to the lungs from deep veins in the legs or, rarely, from veins in other parts of the body (deep vein thrombosis). (
  • Because the clots block blood flow to the lungs, pulmonary embolism can be life-threatening. (
  • Pulmonary embolism occurs when a clump of material, most often a blood clot, gets wedged into an artery in your lungs. (
  • Pulmonary embolism happens when one or more of your arteries in your lungs gets blocked by a blood clot, fat or tumour. (
  • By far the most common form of pulmonary embolism is a thromboembolism, which occurs when a blood clot, generally a venous thrombus, becomes dislodged from its site of formation and embolizes to the arterial blood supply of one of the lungs. (
  • If the clot breaks off, it may travel to the lungs, forming a pulmonary embolism (PE) which is a potentially life-threatening condition. (
  • A pulmonary embolism occurs when blood clots block one or more of the arteries to your lungs. (
  • A pulmonary embolism occurs when blood clots form - often in the deep veins of the legs - and travel through the blood stream blocking one or more of the arteries in your lungs. (
  • In patients who survive pulmonary embolism, a dangerous condition called pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs' arteries) can develop as a result of the blocked arteries in the lungs. (
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when blood clots in the deep veins (DVT) break free, travel through the circulatory system to the lungs, and lodge in a main artery or arteries, blocking blood flow. (
  • The 46-year-old singer whose real name is Charlene Keys is reportedly suffering from blood clots in her lungs (pulmonary embolism). (
  • Miami Heat center Chris Bosh will miss the rest of the NBA season after he was diagnosed with Pulmonary Embolism (blood clots in his lungs). (
  • A relatively large amount of amniotic fluid is not supposed to be in the maternal circulation and it acts like a pulmonary embolism -- if it goes to the lungs it can cause an immediate reaction from a mechanical obstruction perspective. (
  • Pulmonary embolism is commonly detected through the following tests: Computed tomography (CT) scan, Lung scan, Blood tests (including the D-dimer test), Pulmonary angiogram, Ultrasound of the leg, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the legs or lungs. (
  • A pulmonary embolism is often caused by a blood clot that forms somewhere else in the body, travels to the lungs and gets stuck there. (
  • A pulmonary embolism is a clot of material (an embolus ) that blocks blood from getting to the lungs . (
  • Doctors in the Emergency Department discovered a blood clot that had traveled to Albright's lungs, a condition known as a pulmonary embolism . (
  • A pulmonary embolism causes the lungs to contract and lose volume. (
  • An evaluation for pulmonary embolism (PE) includes questions about your health history and a physical exam of your legs, arms, heart and lungs. (
  • The pulmonary embolism occurs when part or all of the DVT breaks away and travels through the blood in the veins and lodges in the lungs . (
  • lungs, creating a pulmonary embolism . (
  • Systematic lung scans reveal a high frequency of silent pulmonary embolism in patients with proximal deep venous thrombosis. (
  • Current status of pulmonary embolism and venous thrombosis prophylaxis. (
  • Wong AY, Irwin MG. Large venous air embolism in the sitting position despite monitoring with transoesophageal echocardiography. (
  • Platz E. Tangential gunshot wound to the chest causing venous air embolism: a case report and review. (
  • Venous air embolism related to the use of central catheters revisited: with emphasis on dialysis catheters. (
  • Imai S, Tamada T, Gyoten M, Yamashita T, Kajihara Y. Iatrogenic venous air embolism caused by CT injector--from a risk management point of view. (
  • Pressurized intravenous fluid administration in the professional football player: a unique setting for venous air embolism. (
  • Schellart NA, Sterk W. Venous gas embolism after an open-water air dive and identical repetitive dive. (
  • Schlundt J, Tzanova I, Werner C. A case of intrapulmonary transmission of air while transitioning a patient from a sitting to a supine position after venous air embolism during a craniotomy. (
  • Longatti P, Marton E, Feletti A, Falzarano M, Canova G, Sorbara C. Carbon dioxide field flooding reduces the hemodynamic effects of venous air embolism occurring in the sitting position. (
  • Lew TW, Tay DH, Thomas E. Venous air embolism during cesarean section: more common than previously thought. (
  • It may be presumed in the presence of arterial embolism with no evidence of left-side circulation thrombus, deep venous thrombosis (DVT) with or without pulmonary embolism (PE), and right-to-left shunting through an intracardiac communication, commonly the PFO. (
  • For a pulmonary embolism, a chest x ray, lung scan, pulmonary angiography, electrocardiography, arterial blood gas measurements, and venography or venous ultrasound could be ordered. (
  • Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a form of venous thromboembolism (VTE) that is common and sometimes fatal. (
  • You're at higher risk if you or any of your family members have had venous blood clots or pulmonary embolism in the past. (
  • However, pulmonary embolism is generally classified as a form of venous embolism, because the embolus forms in veins, e.g. deep vein thrombosis. (
  • A pulmonary embolism is a formed clot which migrates from your venous system to your lung. (
  • GLENVIEW, IL, Dec. 7, 2016 - Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major risk for patients suffering from venous thromboembolism (VTE) and can often be fatal. (
  • Vascular air embolism is the entrainment of air (or exogenously delivered gas) from the operative field or other communications with the environment into the venous or arterial vasculature, producing systemic effects. (
  • Even non-fatal episodes of venous air embolism lead to extensive involvement for diagnostic (e.g. blood gas analysis, echocardiography, ultrasonography) and therapeutic interventions (e.g. oxygen, intravascular volume expansion, catecholamines). (
  • It helps to augment blood velocity while reducing venous stasis and pulmonary embolism with its easy open and close toe style. (
  • His early research in the area of venous thromboembolism included laboratory studies and clinical trials of drugs to treat massive pulmonary embolism. (
  • Raloxifene therapy increases risk of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. (
  • Acute pulmonary embolism. (
  • The European Society of Cardiology Guidelines on acute pulmonary embolism are published online today in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website. (
  • The [PEITHO] trial was designed to investigate the clinical efficacy and safety of fibrinolytic therapy with a single-bolus injection of tenecteplase, in addition to standard anticoagulation therapy with heparin, in normotensive patients with acute pulmonary embolism and an intermediate risk of an adverse outcome. (
  • The results show us that in patients with intermediate risk, routine anticoagulation for acute pulmonary embolism is sufficient since 7-day total mortality in these patients is low (1.8%) and not different from patients who received thrombolysis on top of anticoagulation (1.2%)," Dr. Huisman said. (
  • This was a well-designed, large, double-blind, randomized trial in patients with intermediate risk acute pulmonary embolism comparing straightforward thrombolysis plus anticoagulation vs anticoagulation only," Dr. Huisman said. (
  • The value of echocardiography in the diagnostic work-up of patients with suspected acute pulmonary embolism. (
  • Clinical course and prognosis of acute pulmonary embolism. (
  • See 'Clinical presentation, evaluation, and diagnosis of the nonpregnant adult with suspected acute pulmonary embolism' and 'Treatment, prognosis, and follow-up of acute pulmonary embolism in adults' . (
  • Thrombolysis for acute pulmonary embolism (PE) remains a debatable indication because inadequate data exist to provide definitive management guidelines. (
  • Acute pulmonary embolism is a potentially life-threatening disease with short-term mortality ranges from less than 1% to more than 30% during the hospital stay. (
  • To investigate PK and coagulating and fibrinolytic parameter profiles (PD) at the approved dose (13,750 - 27,500 IU/kg) in patients with acute pulmonary embolism accompanying hemodynamic i. (
  • Navigating the Pulmonary Perfusion Map: Dual-Energy Computed Tomography in Acute Pulmonary Embolism. (
  • Pulmonary embolism is the third most common acute cardiovascular disease. (
  • Portable cardiopulmonary bypass affords the possibility of survival in moribund patients with acute massive pulmonary embolism. (
  • Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common and potentially deadly disease, which occur when arteries become blocked, PE is part of a family of diseases that occur when veins become blocked. (
  • Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common and potentially deadly disease. (
  • Consecutive patients with spiral CT scan positive for acute pulmonary embolism and with transthoracic echocardiography ± 6 hours from spiral CT scan and baseline troponin levels evaluation. (
  • We report a newborn with cerebral air embolism, its acute management, and neurodevelopment outcome at 4 months. (
  • A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot, usually originating in a vein in the upper thigh, that breaks loose and travels to a lung. (
  • A pulmonary embolism is a clot that lodges in the lung but originated elsewhere in the body. (
  • Risk factors for the formation of the blood clot (thrombus) that travels to the lung (pulmonary embolism) include prolonged immobilization, including bed rest, certain medications, including birth control pills , smoking , genetic predisposition to blood clotting, an increased number of red blood cells ( polycythemia ), cancer , surgery, or damage to blood vessel walls. (
  • Ho AM, Ling E. Systemic air embolism after lung trauma. (
  • A case of fatal cerebral air embolism after blunt lung trauma: postmortem computed tomography and autopsy findings. (
  • Ho AM. Is emergency thoracotomy always the most appropriate immediate intervention for systemic air embolism after lung trauma? (
  • It was recently reported the Jerome Kersey, a former NBA play, died from a blood clot that traveled from his leg, lodged in his lung and caused a pulmonary embolism. (
  • Risk factors for the blood clot (thrombus) that travels to the lung (pulmonary embolism ) include prolonged immobilization, medications, including birth control pills , smoking , genetic predisposition, an increased number of red blood cells ( polycythemia ), cancer , pregnancy , surgery, or damage to blood vessel walls. (
  • Several hospitals including Beijing Xiehe Hospital of China Xiehe Medical University have diagnosed him with pulmonary embolism, lung infarction, hepatitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, diffuse liver damage, vascular thrombosis of the lower extremities, and heart and pulmonary artery high-pressure syndrome. (
  • Pulmonary embolism occurs when a deep vein blood clot (thrombosis) breaks free and implants in the lung. (
  • Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot gets lodged in an artery in the lung, blocking blood flow to part of the lung. (
  • The most common type of pulmonary embolism is caused by a blood clot that moves through your blood stream, goes through your heart and blocks off an artery in your lung. (
  • Patients treated for pulmonary embolism may develop pulmonary hypertension - high blood pressure in the heart-to-lung system. (
  • Barbara Dawson, 57, later died of a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in her lung). (
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE), in which a blood clot blocks blood flow in the lung's arteries, usually results from a clot that traveled to the lung from elsewhere in the body, typically from the veins of the leg. (
  • A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the lung. (
  • 1) Ho, Anthony M.-H. Is Emergency Thoracotomy Always the Most Appropriate Immediate Intervention for Systemic Air Embolism After Lung Trauma? (
  • In most cases, a pulmonary embolism is caused by a blood clot that originates in the legs and travels through the arteries to the lung. (
  • A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the lung that travels from other areas of the body. (
  • Trends in the incidence of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism: a 25-year population-based study. (
  • The Surgeon General's call to action to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. (
  • Arterial embolism refers to a clot (embolus) that has come from another part of the body and causes a sudden interruption of blood flow to an organ or body part. (
  • When the clot travels from the site where it formed to another location in the body, it is called an embolism. (
  • Classically, a person develops a pulmonary embolism when he or she has risk factors for the problem - including pregnancy, use of oral contraceptives, clotting problems and obesity - and then remains sedentary for a period of time, allowing blood to stagnate in the leg and form a clot. (
  • A pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when a piece of a blood clot from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) breaks off and travels to an artery. (
  • A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that usually starts in the lower leg. (
  • An arterial embolism is a blood clot that has travelled through your arteries and become stuck. (
  • A single clot can cause more than one embolism. (
  • Embolism treatment depends on the size and location of the clot. (
  • Your recovery will depend on how long you've had the embolism, the location of the clot, and the severity. (
  • An embolism occurs when a blood clot or piece of fatty plaque breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream and becomes lodged in a blood vessel and blocks blood flow. (
  • An embolism is an obstruction in a blood vessel due to a blood clot or other foreign matter that gets stuck while traveling through the bloodstream. (
  • The embolus may be a blood clot (thrombus), a fat globule (fat embolism), a bubble of air or other gas (gas embolism), amniotic fluid (amniotic fluid embolism), or foreign material. (
  • for instance a pulmonary embolism is classified as an arterial embolism as well, in the sense that the clot follows the pulmonary artery carrying deoxygenated blood away from the heart. (
  • Thromboembolism - embolism of thrombus or blood clot. (
  • Autopsy showed bulky fresh pulmonary emboli, a left temporo-frontal infarct (due to paradoxical embolism) and the clot shown in the specimen - caught between right and left atria lying in the patent foramen ovale. (
  • Rarely, a pulmonary embolism can result from an embolus that is formed from fat droplets, amniotic fluid , or some other particle that enters the bloodstream. (
  • Less commonly, other substances can enter the circulation and cause a pulmonary embolism, including amniotic fluid , fat cells (from a broken thigh bone), or cancer cells. (
  • Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a pregnancy complication that causes life-threatening conditions, such as heart failure. (
  • The disastrous entry of amniotic fluid into the maternal circulation leads to dramatic sequelae of clinical events, characteristically referred to as Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE). (
  • Despite its rare occurrence, the syndrome of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is well-known to anesthesiologists. (
  • Amniotic fluid embolism is a rare but serious condition that occurs when amniotic fluid - the fluid that surrounds a baby in the uterus during pregnancy - or fetal material, such as fetal cells, enters the mother's bloodstream. (
  • Amniotic fluid embolism is most likely to occur during delivery or in the immediate postpartum period. (
  • Amniotic fluid embolism is difficult to diagnose. (
  • Amniotic fluid embolism might develop suddenly and rapidly. (
  • Amniotic fluid embolism occurs when amniotic fluid or fetal material enters the mother's bloodstream. (
  • However, amniotic fluid embolisms are rare - and it's likely that some amniotic fluid commonly enters the mother's bloodstream during delivery without causing problems. (
  • It's not clear why in some mothers this leads to amniotic fluid embolism. (
  • It's estimated that there are between one and 12 cases of amniotic fluid embolism for every 100,000 deliveries. (
  • Because amniotic fluid embolisms are rare, it's difficult to identify risk factors. (
  • If you're 35 or older at the time of your child's birth, you might be at increased risk of amniotic fluid embolism. (
  • Abnormalities in the placenta - the structure that develops in your uterus during pregnancy - might increase your risk of amniotic fluid embolism. (
  • Limited research suggests that certain labor induction methods are associated with an increased risk of amniotic fluid embolism. (
  • Having a C-section, a forceps delivery or a vacuum extraction might increase your risk of amniotic fluid embolism. (
  • It's not clear, however, whether operative deliveries are true risk factors for amniotic fluid embolism because they're used after the condition develops to ensure a rapid delivery. (
  • Having too much amniotic fluid around your baby may put you at risk of amniotic fluid embolism. (
  • Amniotic fluid embolism - embolism of amniotic fluid, fetal cells, hair or other debris that enter the mother's blood stream via the placental bed of the uterus and trigger an allergic reaction. (
  • Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is an extremely rare, but life-threatening complication that affects pregnant women shortly before, during, or immediately following labor and childbirth. (
  • Amniotic fluid embolism is unpredictable and no risk factors have been identified. (
  • Amniotic fluid embolism is a medical emergency that develops suddenly and rapidly and can be fatal. (
  • In rare instances, severe bleeding (hemorrhaging) may be the first sign of amniotic fluid embolism. (
  • Amniotic fluid embolism is a condition that occurs because there is systemic reaction similar to that found in an allergic response to amniotic fluid or fetal cells or fetal tissue debris by the pregnant mother. (
  • Cottam suffered a rare, but extremely dangerous event in childbirth -- an amniotic fluid embolism, which occurs only in about 1 in 10,000 pregnancies. (
  • Amniotic fluid contains fetal cells and hair and maybe a fingernail, but it's a stretch to say it caused the embolism," Druzin said. (
  • Sheasgreen J, Terry T, Mackey JR. Large-volume air embolism as a complication of augmented computed tomography: case report. (
  • Embolism , obstruction of the flow of blood by an embolus , a particle or aggregate of substance that is abnormally present in the bloodstream. (
  • Newer aspects of anticoagulant and antithrombotic therapy.MR-angiography in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.Scintigraphy-ventilation/perfusion scanning and imaging of the embolus. (
  • An embolism in which the embolus is a piece of thrombus is called a thromboembolism. (
  • Persistence of the embolus despite triple-armed thrombolytic therapy and the presence of intravascular tumour invasion suggest the rare entity of pulmonary tumour embolism from a leiomyosarcoma. (
  • Cholesterol embolism occurs when cholesterol is released, usually from an atherosclerotic plaque, and travels as an embolus in the bloodstream to lodge (as an embolism) causing an obstruction in blood vessels further away. (
  • In paradoxical embolism or also known as crossed embolism, the embolus from veins are crossed to the arterial blood system. (
  • The worst kind of pulmonary embolism is caused by a saddle embolus . (
  • In most cases, people with pulmonary embolism have risk factors his is because most of the time people who have a pulmonary embolus turn out to have one or more of the risk factors that have made this event much more likely. (
  • The diagnosis of pulmonary embolism may be difficult to make, and initially may be missed. (
  • Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in hemodynamically unstable patients can be facilitated by echocardiography, bedside leg ultrasonography and CT pulmonary angiography. (
  • The doctor is ordinarily less surprised upon making a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism . (
  • Mechanical and enzymatic thrombolysis for massive pulmonary embolism. (
  • 3 Thrombolysis, catheter embolectomy and open surgery are treatment options for massive pulmonary embolism (including cases in which sustained hypotension and right ventricular dysfunction are present) or for submassive pulmonary embolism (in the context of right ventricular strain and no sustained hypotension). (
  • What Is Massive Pulmonary Embolism? (
  • Unfortunately a common occurrence in cancer patients, bedridden patients and other people with complications, a massive pulmonary embolism has the potential to occur in even healthy adults. (
  • Treatment of a massive pulmonary embolism can require surgery in very severe cases. (
  • Elder and his team have treated more than 250 patients the past two years for massive pulmonary embolisms. (
  • Thousands of people have died over the years from what originally was believed to be a heart attack when the actual cause was a massive pulmonary embolism, said Mahir Elder, M.D., a top interventional cardiologist at Detroit Medical Center 's Cardiovascular Institute who has developed a new diagnostic check for these serious kinds of emergency cases. (
  • In the nation's largest study of its kind, Elder and his Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) - also called the Clotbusters - have treated more than 250 patients the past two years for massive pulmonary embolisms with a lifesaving rate greater than 90 percent, far higher than the 42 percent save rate documented in other studies where patients received the blood-thinning drugs tPA or heparin. (
  • Elder said reviews of national registries of unexplained deaths have shown that thousands of deaths were caused by massive pulmonary embolisms. (
  • However not only thromboembolism will cause the obstruction of blood flow in vessels, but any kind of embolism is capable of causing the same problem. (
  • Embolism in a coronary artery , which supplies blood to the heart muscle, can cause a number of serious effects, including death of a section of the heart muscle ( myocardial infarction , or heart attack ). (
  • In a pulmonary embolism, a common illness, blood flow is blocked at a pulmonary artery. (
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when these clots break away and block the pulmonary artery. (
  • This resulted in significant clearance of the "saddle" embolism from the main pulmonary artery, as determined by transoesophageal echocardiography. (
  • With the pigtail catheter, the embolism was mechanically cleared from the main pulmonary artery. (
  • A pulmonary angiogram then showed extensive embolism in the left main pulmonary artery, extending into several lower lobe segmental arteries ( Box 1 B). The pigtail catheter was used to macerate this embolism. (
  • Nevertheless, fragmentation of the embolism and clearance of the main pulmonary artery and left pulmonary artery was achieved. (
  • Bilt-Rite Mutual Large Thigh High Anti Embolism Stockings is designed for the mobility-impaired patients. (
  • Cyanosis is a major warning sign of a pulmonary embolism in which the fingertips and lips begin to turn blue. (
  • Having certain conditions can make you more likely to develop pulmonary embolism. (
  • How Do Doctors Diagnose a Pulmonary Embolism? (
  • A pulmonary embolism is difficult to diagnose. (
  • Echocardiography is not recommended as a routine imaging test to diagnose suspected pulmonary embolism. (
  • Pulmonary embolism is difficult to diagnose from a medical perspective, even with the latest tests and equipment available. (
  • For this reason, a person should not try to diagnose themselves or treat themselves at home, and should seek immediate care and evaluation in an emergency department because a pulmonary embolism has the potential to be fatal. (
  • How Do Medical Professionals Diagnose a Pulmonary Embolism? (
  • However, it is useful for identifying patients with pulmonary embolism who may have a poor prognosis. (
  • The primary aim of the study is to assess the accuracy of spiral CT scan to detect right ventricular dysfunction as compared to current 'gold standard'in patients with pulmonary embolism. (
  • An arterial embolism may be caused by one or more clots. (
  • Blood clots can lead to pulmonary embolism. (
  • If these people are susceptible to blood clots and the possibility of even more dangerous conditions, the average person should be aware of the dangers that can come from blood clots, DVT and pulmonary embolisms. (
  • Taking measures to prevent blood clots in your legs will help protect you against pulmonary embolism. (
  • In many cases, multiple clots are involved in pulmonary embolism. (
  • Although anyone can develop blood clots and subsequent pulmonary embolism, certain factors can increase your risk. (
  • Most pulmonary embolisms are caused from clots originating in the lower extremities (deep vein thrombosis), and many resolve on their own. (
  • Furthermore, cholesterol embolism may develop after the commencement of anticoagulants or thrombolytic medication that decrease blood clotting or dissolve blood clots, respectively. (
  • About 90% of pulmonary embolisms are caused by clots that originally form in the large veins deep within the leg, a condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). (
  • A family history of blood clots or pulmonary embolism puts you at increased risk. (
  • The clinical manifestations of paradoxical embolism (PDE) are nonspecific, and the diagnosis is difficult to establish. (
  • Management of massive and submassive pulmonary embolism, iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis, and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. (
  • The first step Elder needed was to develop the massive/submassive pulmonary embolism guidelines for the ER physicians to use in screening patients. (
  • In an accompanying editorial, James Douketis, MD, and Alfonso Iorio, MD, of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, put the increased risk into perspective, noting that the absolute risk increase among the least active -- seven additional cases per 10,000 person-years -- was slightly higher than the three to five additional cases of pulmonary embolism in users of oral contraceptives. (
  • During the study period, there were 268 incident cases of pulmonary embolism (0.4%) that were not related to surgery, major trauma, or active malignancy. (
  • Further research will clarify and define more precisely the utility and limitations of echocardiography in the management of pulmonary embolism. (
  • After leaving the hospital, Chen Wenfu visited a national respiratory expert, Lei Zhenzhi, and was diagnosed with "chest stuffiness and shortness of breath associated with pulmonary embolism. (
  • Arterial embolism requires prompt treatment at a hospital. (
  • Oral rivaroxaban for the treatment of symptomatic pulmonary embolism. (
  • A representative for Serena Williams told reporters Wednesday that the tennis star was receiving treatment for a pulmonary embolism she suffered last week. (
  • Diagnosis and treatment of vascular air embolism. (
  • van Hulst RA, Klein J, Lachmann B. Gas embolism: pathophysiology and treatment. (
  • Leitch DR, Green RD. Pulmonary barotrauma in divers and the treatment of cerebral arterial gas embolism. (
  • Treatment of an identified DVT should begin immediately to reduce the risk of an embolism. (
  • Anticoagulation medication is the treatment for pulmonary embolism, and the patient may be required to continue treatment for a minimum of 3 to 6 months. (
  • Prevention is the best treatment for pulmonary embolism, which can be accomplished by minimizing the risk factors for deep vein thrombosis ( DVT ). (
  • Tennis player Serena Williams received emergency treatment at a Los Angeles hospital earlier this week for complications of a pulmonary embolism, according to a representative. (
  • Medications that thin the blood are usually the prescribed treatment for pulmonary embolism. (
  • Our expert cardiologists, along with our cardiac and vascular surgeons, offer prompt care and treatment for pulmonary embolism. (
  • If you think you have a pulmonary embolism it is important to get medical treatment right away. (
  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment greatly increases a person's chances of surviving a pulmonary embolism. (
  • The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of the long-term treatment of pulmonary embolism with tinzaparin compared to oral anticoagulants. (
  • To prevent air embolism and ensure safe patient treatment it is important to combine various strategies and actions in different processes. (
  • Most people who are killed by pulmonary embolisms die within the first few hours of the event, making treatment especially time-critical. (
  • A detailed picture of the Pulmonary embolism pipeline landscape is provided which includes the disease overview and Pulmonary embolism treatment guidelines. (
  • The drug is in Phase III clinical evaluation for the treatment of pulmonary embolism. (
  • In order to carry out the Cooperative Investigation Plan for home treatment of pulmonary embolism, a network of multidisciplinary groups was built with the participation of 10 groups, distributed in 6 different regions and integrated within the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR). (
  • After treatment of pulmonary embolism, a physician may approve an exercise regimen. (
  • Guidelines published by the American Society of Hematology in 2020 conditionally recommend home treatment over hospitalization for people with uncomplicated pulmonary embolism. (
  • 2 Dyspnea, chest pain, cough and diaphoresis may be early findings of pulmonary embolism. (
  • Pulmonary Embolism -- First Event - can pulmonar embolism be caused by chest traumas? (
  • A normal chest X-ray with unexplained low blood oxygen level, increases the suspicion that you have a pulmonary embolism. (
  • The first trial, the Urokinase Pulmonary Embolism Trial, enrolled 160 patients who were randomized to thrombolysis plus heparin or heparin alone. (
  • Fat embolism syndrome (FES) is thought to occur most commonly in patients who suffer severe trauma and orthopedic injuries and may be associated with potentially life-threatening pulmonary complications. (
  • If large veins are injured, thrombosis may occur, and be followed by pulmonary embolism . (
  • A number of measures can reduce the risk of a pulmonary embolism. (
  • People who take long airplane trips and car rides are at risk for pulmonary embolism. (
  • Fibrinolytic therapy for intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism prevented hemodynamic decompensation but increased the risk for major hemorrhage and stroke, according to a randomized, double-blind trial published April 9 in the New England Journal of Medicine . (
  • On the basis of their findings, the authors conclude that in patients with intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism, fibrinolytic therapy prevented hemodynamic decompensation but increased the risk for major hemorrhage and stroke. (
  • Furthermore, according to Annals of internal medicine study in 2013, 25% of all superficial phlebitis is associated with a deep phlebitis or DVT and 2% risk of Pulmonary Embolism PE. (
  • In cases of septic thrombosis the patients run a definite risk from pulmonary embolism . (
  • The lawyer for the clinic told the newspaper the surgeon was an independent contractor and Zelaya had been informed prior to the operation that fat embolisms were a risk. (
  • These patients are at a much higher risk of dying from their pulmonary embolism and warrant special care by being monitored in the intensive care unit under a multidisciplinary team. (
  • High blood pressure may also increase the risk of an embolism. (
  • Who is at risk for an arterial embolism? (
  • A variety of lifestyle factors can increase your risk of developing an arterial embolism. (
  • Certain risk factors may increase your likelihood of developing a pulmonary embolism. (
  • I do not think that there is a unique increase in risk for pulmonary embolism in long term runners like the risk of repeated concussion in football players. (
  • According to researchers from France, the number of miles you fly affects your risk of pulmonary embolism. (
  • A sedentary lifestyle appears to increase the risk of pulmonary embolism among middle-age women, an analysis of the Nurses' Health Study showed. (
  • Explain that women who sat for more than 40 hours per week had double the risk of developing a pulmonary embolism than those who were sedentary for less time, according to the Nurses' Health Study. (
  • After adjusting for numerous potential confounders, physical inactivity was associated with more than double the risk of pulmonary embolism (HR 2.34, 95% CI 1.30 to 4.20), the researchers reported online in BMJ . (
  • Previous studies looking at the association between levels of physical activity -- and inactivity -- and pulmonary embolism have yielded mixed results, with both increased and decreased risk associated with exercise. (
  • There was no association, however, between overall physical activity levels and the risk of pulmonary embolism ( P =0.53 for trend). (
  • There is growing evidence from cross-sectional and longitudinal studies that obstructive sleep apnea is a risk factor for pulmonary embolism," explained lead investigator Alberto Alonso-Fernández, MD, PhD, Hospital Universitario Son Espases, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. (
  • Hormone replacement therapy and some birth control pills can increase the risk of pulmonary embolism. (
  • Combinations of gravity infusion and pump driven infusion in parallel bears the risk of air embolism, when gravity infusion runs dry. (
  • For the placement of a peripheral cannula, the risk of air embolism can be reduced by ensuring that the selected arm of the patient is kept below the level of the heart during the insertion or removal procedure. (
  • This minimizes the risk of air embolism (Fig. 4). (
  • Over‐investigation of low‐risk patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) represents a growing problem. (
  • There are many risk factors that make it more likely for a person to get a pulmonary embolism. (
  • Antipsychotic exposure significantly increases the risk of pulmonary embolism. (
  • The embolism is often caused when people develop DVT - deep vein thrombosis. (
  • Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis are often underdiagnosed and their true incidence is not clear. (
  • Estimates suggest that 300,000 to 900,000 people in the United States are affected each year by deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism, and 10 percent to 30 percent will die within one month of diagnosis. (
  • [3] X Research source A DVT (deep vein thrombosis), that normally occurs in one of your legs, is often the precursor to developing a PE (pulmonary embolism). (
  • The most common source of a pulmonary embolism is deep vein thrombosis in the leg, according to Dr. Mark Adelman, Chief of Vascular Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. (
  • Tapson has authored and co-authored more than 220 articles in peer-reviewed journals on his research on pulmonary vascular disease, including pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary hypertension , and is considered a leading expert in the field. (
  • 11. A method for trapping emboli, the method comprising placing an embolism protection device of claim 1 within a patient's vessel. (
  • 15. The method of claim 11 wherein the plurality of fibers of the embolism protection device of claim 1 are deployed to the porous filtration structure that fills the lumen of the vessel with an effective pore size to trap a selected range of emboli. (
  • In anterograde embolism, we say that the movement of emboli is according to the direction of blood flow. (
  • However it is otherwise in retreograde embolism, when the weight of the emboli is high enough to oppose the blood flow direction. (
  • There are different types of embolism, some of which are listed below. (
  • A fat embolism is the presence of fat within vascular structures. (
  • At the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute , we combine state-of-the-art facilities and equipment with years of experience treating and researching pulmonary embolisms. (
  • Vascular air embolism (VAE) is rare but potentially lethal condition, and survival is rarely reported in newborn. (
  • Hello, My husband has been diagnosed w/a saddle pulmonary embolism. (
  • Mahir Elder in DMC's Heart Hospital cath lab during a procedure to prevent pulmonary embolism death. (
  • 1 About a third of these patients will have symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE), which is associated with a mortality rate of about 30% if left untreated. (
  • Fat Embolism Syndrome: Fact or Myth? (
  • However, despite its original description hundreds of years ago, it remains a difficult diagnosis to establish and the process by which a fat embolism leads to the clinical syndrome of FES is poorly understood. (
  • Despite advances in diagnostic techniques and increased understanding of the pathologic processes that lead to fat embolization, the clinical correlate, known as fat embolism syndrome (FES), remains poorly understood. (
  • Identifying a clear cause-and-effect relationship between fat embolism and the development of the clinical syndrome has been difficult and remains controversial. (
  • Kapoor T, Gutierrez G. Air embolism as a cause of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome: a case report. (
  • See 'Pulmonary tumor embolism and lymphangitic carcinomatosis in adults: Diagnostic evaluation and management' and 'Air embolism' and 'Fat embolism syndrome' . (
  • Shaikh N. Emergency management of fat embolism syndrome. (
  • Fat embolism syndrome - the medical name for the condition - is very rare. (
  • Serena Williams has pulmonary embolism and 'unexpected. (
  • Serena Williams' Diagnosis: What's a Pulmonary Embolism? (
  • Clinical signs of a pulmonary embolism are a rapid heart rate and/or breathing, as well as low blood oxygen saturation. (
  • The assessment part of the report embraces, in depth Pulmonary embolism commercial assessment and clinical assessment of the pipeline products under development. (
  • In the report, detailed description of the drug is given which includes mechanism of action of the drug, clinical studies, NDA approvals (if any), and product development activities comprising the technology, Pulmonary embolism collaborations, licensing, mergers and acquisition, funding, designations and other product related details. (
  • This segment of the Pulmonary embolism report encloses its detailed analysis of various drugs in different stages of clinical development, including phase III, II, I, preclinical and Discovery. (