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Embolism, Paradoxical

"Embolism, Paradoxical" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Embolism, Paradoxical" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Embolism, Paradoxical" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 26 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2012
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