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.
- Pulmonary embolism
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine