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Descriptor English:   Embolism, Paradoxical 
Descriptor Spanish:   Embolia Paradójica 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Embolia Paradoxal 
Synonyms English:   Crossed Embolism
Crossed Embolisms
Embolism, Crossed
Embolisms, Crossed
Embolisms, Paradoxical
Paradoxical Embolism
Paradoxical Embolisms  
Tree Number:   C14.907.355.590.400
Definition English:   Blockage of an artery due to passage of a clot (THROMBUS) from a systemic vein to a systemic artery without its passing through the lung which acts as a filter to remove blood clots from entering the arterial circulation. Paradoxical embolism occurs when there is a defect that allows a clot to cross directly from the right to the left side of the heart as in the cases of ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECTS or open FORAMEN OVALE. Once in the arterial circulation, a clot can travel to the brain, block an artery, and cause a STROKE. 
Indexing Annotation English:   coordinate IM with specific vessels or vascular disease (IM), often PULMONARY EMBOLISM or FORAMEN OVALE, PATENT
History Note English:   97 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   32952 
Unique Identifier:   D019320 

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