Vol 60, No 5 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Surgery for massive pulmonary embolism following coronary angioplasty - a case report

Piotr Bręborowicz, Marek Grygier, Jerzy Jankowski, Wojciech Dyszkiewicz, Wojciech Sarnowski, Jadwiga Tomczyk, Maciej Walczak, Tatiana Mularek-Kubzdela, Bartłomiej Perek, Elżbieta Bręborowicz, Ryszard Kąsinowski, Mieczysław Dziarmaga, Andrzej Cieśliński
Kardiol Pol 2004;60(5):489-492.
Vol 60, No 5 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 49-year-old female with acute coronary syndrome is presented. The patient underwent coronary angioplasty with stent implantation. Due to the recurrence of pain and dyspnea a repeated coronary angiography was performed 3 hours later which confirmed good result of angioplasty. For the next 48 hours a local compression on both femoral arteries was maintained and the patient received full anticoagulant and antiplatelet treatment. However, clinical condition of the patient continued to deteriorate. Echocardiography and spiral computerised tomography revealed the presence of a massive pulmonary embolism. The patient underwent surgery and fully recovered.

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a 49-year-old female with acute coronary syndrome is presented. The patient underwent coronary angioplasty with stent implantation. Due to the recurrence of pain and dyspnea a repeated coronary angiography was performed 3 hours later which confirmed good result of angioplasty. For the next 48 hours a local compression on both femoral arteries was maintained and the patient received full anticoagulant and antiplatelet treatment. However, clinical condition of the patient continued to deteriorate. Echocardiography and spiral computerised tomography revealed the presence of a massive pulmonary embolism. The patient underwent surgery and fully recovered.
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Keywords

pulmonary embolism - coronary angioplasty - complications - spiral computerised tomography

About this article
Title

Surgery for massive pulmonary embolism following coronary angioplasty - a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 60, No 5 (2004)

Pages

489-492

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;60(5):489-492.

Keywords

pulmonary embolism - coronary angioplasty - complications - spiral computerised tomography

Authors

Piotr Bręborowicz
Marek Grygier
Jerzy Jankowski
Wojciech Dyszkiewicz
Wojciech Sarnowski
Jadwiga Tomczyk
Maciej Walczak
Tatiana Mularek-Kubzdela
Bartłomiej Perek
Elżbieta Bręborowicz
Ryszard Kąsinowski
Mieczysław Dziarmaga
Andrzej Cieśliński

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