Diagnosis and pathophysiology of paradoxical embolism

W. W. Scott, S. S. Siegelman, D. P. Harrington, R. I. White

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Three cases of paradoxical embolism are presented. Although most systemic emboli originate in the heart, detection of other sources is aided by venography of the lower extremities, indocyanine green dye curve studies of the inferior vena cava, obtaining right heart pressures, oximetry, and pulmonary angiography. Forty per cent of 55 patients reviewed had repeat episodes of systemic embolism and 2 of the 3 proved cases of paradoxical embolism had repeat episodes. Prolonged anticoagulant therapy may prevent recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology
Volume121
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1976

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Paradoxical Embolism
Embolism
Indocyanine Green
Oximetry
Phlebography
Inferior Vena Cava
Anticoagulants
Lower Extremity
Angiography
Coloring Agents
Pressure
Recurrence
Lung
Therapeutics

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Scott, W. W., Siegelman, S. S., Harrington, D. P., & White, R. I. (1976). Diagnosis and pathophysiology of paradoxical embolism. Radiology, 121(1), 59-62.

Diagnosis and pathophysiology of paradoxical embolism. / Scott, W. W.; Siegelman, S. S.; Harrington, D. P.; White, R. I.

In: Radiology, Vol. 121, No. 1, 1976, p. 59-62.

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Scott, WW, Siegelman, SS, Harrington, DP & White, RI 1976, 'Diagnosis and pathophysiology of paradoxical embolism', Radiology, vol. 121, no. 1, pp. 59-62.
Scott WW, Siegelman SS, Harrington DP, White RI. Diagnosis and pathophysiology of paradoxical embolism. Radiology. 1976;121(1):59-62.
Scott, W. W. ; Siegelman, S. S. ; Harrington, D. P. ; White, R. I. / Diagnosis and pathophysiology of paradoxical embolism. In: Radiology. 1976 ; Vol. 121, No. 1. pp. 59-62.
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