The dilemma of refractory hypoxemia after inferior wall myocardial infarction.

The dilemma of refractory hypoxemia after inferior wall myocardial infarction. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2018 Jan;31(1):67-69 Authors: Albaghdadi A, Teleb M, Porres-Aguilar M, Porres-Munoz M, Marmol-Velez A Abstract Patent foramen ovale (PFO) occurs in 25% of people. The decision on whether to close the PFO found after myocardial infarction and specifically right ventricular infarction is debated, with no solid guidelines addressing this subject. Here we present the case of a 59-year-old man who presented with a myocardial infarction and was found to have PFO. He was treated with revascularization of the culprit artery, followed by supportive care. PMID: 29686558 [PubMed]
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Source: The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology - Category: Forensic Medicine Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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