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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Data by Botto indicate that the coexistence of PFO and inherited hypercoagulable states may identify individuals at higher risk for paradoxical embolism (10).
Our case had type 2L atrial septal aneurysm and the brain CT-scan demonstrated ischemic infarcts that possibly reflected paradoxical embolism of venous thrombi across a right to left shunt through ASD or thrombus formation on the left atrial side of the aneurysm, which is supposed to be the more acceptable underlying mechanism.
Bilateral renal infarction secondary to paradoxical embolism.
The consequences of large, prolonged left-to-right shunting through an ASD include right ventricular volume overload and increased pulmonary flow, which may lead to pulmonary hypertension, Eisenmenger's syndrome, right heart failure, atrial arrhythmias or paradoxical embolism (6).
These openings allow a clot or tumor to pass from the right side to the left side of the heart, and then enter the arterial circulation as a paradoxical embolism.
Meticulous attention was paid to de-airing of intravenous tubing to prevent paradoxical embolism.
This agreement expands our reach into new areas of cardiovascular health while maintaining our focus on our innovative automated closure technology and has the potential to offer a new treatment alternative for patients who have experienced transient ischemic attack, stroke, paradoxical embolism or debilitating migraines.
Several studies suggest that the mechanism by which sleep-disordered breathing increases stroke risk is by "leading to or worsening hypertension and heart disease and possibly by causing reductions in cerebral blood flow, altered cerebral autoregulation, impaired endothelial function, accelerated atherogenesis, hypercoagulability, inflammation, and paradoxical embolism in patients with patent foramen ovale," the guideline states.
In about one fourth of the population, however, foramen ovale remains open for life and has been associated with cerebrovascular accidents, especially in younger patients, presumably through paradoxical embolism.
A statement issued by Hereford-based Houghton and Co solicitors, representing the women, said: 'It is the claimants' case and has always been that third generation pills have an increased risk for pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and paradoxical embolism.
Paradoxical embolism with renal failure caused by occlusion of the renal arteries.
Data from the RESPECT trial indicates that patients with a device were less likely to suffer stroke, had smaller strokes, and were less likely to have the type of stroke linked to paradoxical embolism," said Dr.
1) The important causes of dyspnea in pregnant women with left atrial myxomas include functional mitral stenosis, functional mitral regurgitation, peripheral thromboembolism from peripheral veins, and paradoxical embolism from a large foramen ovale.
The etiology of some cryptogenic strokes may be an embolus from the venous system traversing from the right to left atrium into the systemic circulation through a patent foramen ovale (PFO), a phenomenon known as paradoxical embolism (2).