Jean-Christophe Eicher

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Acute renal failure due to paradoxical embolism is exceptionally reported. A new case gives the opportunity to review mechanisms, diagnosis and therapeutic issues. A 49-year-old woman without medical history is admitted for crural venous thrombosis and acute pulmonary embolism. At day 2, a left flank acute pain with fever, doubling of plasma creatinine, and(More)
Objective: To assess the mechanisms through which an enlarged aortic root may facilitate right to left shunting through a patent foramen ovale. Patients: 19 patients with the platypnoea-orthodeoxia syndrome (POS) were compared with 30 control patients without platypnoea. Interventions: Multiplane transoesophageal echocardiography. Main outcome measures: The(More)
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