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Pulmonary Embolism Presenting as Seizures FREE TO VIEW

Joseph E. Marine; Samuel Z. Goldhaber
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From the Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston

1997 by the American College of Chest Physicians

Chest. 1997;112(3):840-842. doi:10.1378/chest.112.3.840
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Two patients with massive pulmonary embolism (PE) presented with generalized seizures. Pathophysiologic abnormalities that explain this clinical syndrome include respiratory acidosis, hypoxemia, and cerebral hypoperfusion due to decreased cardiac output. PE should be considered in the differential diagnosis of new-onset and otherwise unexplained seizures.




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