A network of pulmonary vein thrombi is a risk factor for ischemic stroke, especially after cardiac surgery: A case report and mini review

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Takeuchi, Hidekazu;
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: IJC Heart & Vasculature,volume 6,pages1-3 (issn: 2352-9067, eissn: 2352-9067)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5497142, doi: 10.1016/j.ijcha.2014.11.004
  • Subject: RC666-701 | Diseases of the circulatory (Cardiovascular) system | Pulmonary vein thrombi | Article | 64-MDCT | Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems | Cardiac surgery | Dabigatran | Ischemic stroke
    mesheuropmc: cardiovascular system | genetic structures | cardiovascular diseases | mental disorders | behavioral disciplines and activities

Stroke remains a devastating complication following cardiac surgery. Pulmonary vein thrombi (PVT) are believed to be rare, but I have reported 37 cases of PVT in elderly patients with chest pain since 2012, indicating that PVT are not unusual. The present case showed th... View more
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