As the British Empire painted the atlas red, explorers, adventurers, and scientists brought the most interesting specimens and information back to London. The increased availability of transesophageal echocardiography will make the detection of intracardiac defects easier, and there are now isolated case reports of patients with a thrombus seen straddling their heart defect, in what has been termed impending paradoxical embolus 5. Magnetic resonance image of the corticomedullary infarct in the left cerebellar hemisphere in a year-old man one month after stroke.
The principal echocardiographic findings observed in patients with this anomaly, as well as in those with other forms of right ventricular volume overload, are an increase in right ventricular dimension, paradoxical ventricular septal motion, an increase in tricuspid valve excursion and an abnormal closing velocity of the tricuspid valve. Specific diagnosis requires identification, usually from an apical four-chamber view, of displacement of the septal tricuspid leaflet.
Tricuspid regurgitation, if present, is detected by Doppler examination 2. Associated cardiac anomalies are patent foramen ovale or atrial septal defect, right ventricular outflow tract obstruction and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Long term prognosis depends on the severity of tricuspid regurgitation, the presence of right ventricular failure, and the presence and degree of cyanosis due to shunting from right to left. Complications such as right ventricular failure, infective endocarditis and paradoxical embolism can occur 2.
Emboli arising in systemic veins may pass directly to the systemic circulation because right to left intracardiac shunts allow venous blood to bypass the normal filtering action of the lungs. The shunt may be a consequence of congenital heart disease but can also occur across a patent foramen ovale if pressure in the right atrium exceeds that in the left. Paradoxical embolus is a rarely diagnosed cause of arterial ischemia, but it would be recognized more often in patients with suspected embolism 3.
Systematic echocardiographic investigation is sufficient for the diagnosis. Paradoxical embolism is considered to be the major cause of cerebral ischemic events in young patients 4.
The diagnosis is usually presumptive and relies on the clinical triad of stroke without obvious embolic source in the arterial circulation, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolus, and an intracardiac defect with a reversed or reversible shunt. The increased availability of transesophageal echocardiography will make the detection of intracardiac defects easier, and there are now isolated case reports of patients with a thrombus seen straddling their heart defect, in what has been termed impending paradoxical embolus 5.
The most common type of intracardiac defect is a patent foramen ovale, and this is the most commonly implicated defect in paradoxical embolus 3. Paradoxical emboli lodge with almost equal frequency in the cerebral and limb circulations, but they may occasionally reach the coronary, renal or splenic arteries 6.
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The peculiarly British obsession with gardens goes back a long way, and Plants: From Roots to Riches takes readers back to where it all began. Across 25 vivid episodes, Kathy Willis, Kew's charismatic Head of Science, will show how the last years transformed Britain's relationship with plants.
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