Cerebral embolism after mechanical thrombolysis of a clotted hemodialysis access

G. R. Briefel, F. Regan, J. D. Petronis

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Abstract

Clinically significant embolic complications after thrombolysis of clotted hemodialysis grafts are uncommon. Most of the concern has focused on the risks associated with pulmonary emboli. We report a case of a hemodialysis patient who developed a cerebral embolism after percutaneous graft thrombolysis who was found to have a patent foramen ovale and intermittent right-to-left shunt.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-343
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Hemodialysis
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Thrombolysis
  • Vascular access

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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