embolism

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Synonyms for embolism

an insertion into a calendar

occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)

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Such a patent foramen ovale (PFO) was first described in 1564 by Leonardi Botali and in 1877, Cohnheim described paradoxical embolism due to PFO.
A paradoxical embolism occurs when a blood clot travels from the right side of the heart to the left side of the heart, often through a PFO, and can then travel directly to the brain, causing an ischemic stroke.
Transesophageal echocardiography is the best method to evaluate adults with suspected paradoxical embolism.
It must be stressed, however, that a Valsalva manoeuvre is ill-advised in the event of venous air embolism--because of the risk, on its release, of paradoxical embolism (1,4).
Prognosis after percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale for paradoxical embolism.
The Company received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for this indication on February 2, 2000 under Humanitarian Use Designation (HUD) regulations for patients with recurrent cryptogenic stroke due to presumed paradoxical embolism through a PFO and who have failed conventional drug therapy such as the anticoagulant, coumadin.
Eight patients were excluded under predefined criteria; acute coronary syndrome (n=3), paradoxical embolism (n=1), advanced kidney insufficiency (n=1), or peripheral arterial occlusion (n=2), and one patient refused to participate (n=1).
Available data suggest that warfarin is superior to antiplatelet therapy and comparable to surgical PFO closure for the prevention of recurrent cerebral ischemic events from paradoxical embolism.
In this most recent approval, the CardioSEAL Septal Occluder -- a cardiac implant designed to close holes in the heart -- has been approved under HUD for closing patent foramen ovale (PFO) in patients with recurrent cryptogenic stroke due to presumed paradoxical embolism through a PFO and who have failed conventional drug therapy such as the anticoagulant, coumadin.
Venous thrombi migrating from the upper or lower extremities can be entrapped by the EV, which further can result in pulmonary or paradoxical embolism (6).
However, they can cause serious clinical consequences such as paradoxical embolism or massive pulmonary embolism, like in our case (2).