Pulmonary embolism presenting as seizures

J. E. Marine, S. Z. Goldhaber

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Abstract

Two patients with massive pulmonary embolism (PE) presented with generalized seizures. Pathophysiologic abnormalities that explain this clinical syndrome include respiratory acidosis, hypoxemia, and cerebral hypoperfusion due to decreased cardiac output. PE should be considered in the differential diagnosis of new-onset and otherwise unexplained seizures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)840-842
Number of pages3
JournalCHEST
Volume112
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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