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Case Report, Analg Resusc Curr Res S Vol: 2 Issue: 0

An Uncommon Cause of Pulmonary Embolism Leading to a Cardiac Arrest

Walid Trabelsi*, Chihebeddine Romdhani, Anis Lebbi, Imen Naas, Haythem Elaskri, Iheb Labbene and Mustapha Ferjani
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Tunisian Military Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
Corresponding author : Walid Trabelsi
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Tunisian Military Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: April 17, 2013 Accepted: July 23, 2013 Published: July 26, 2013
Citation: Trabelsi W, Romdhani C, Lebbi A, Naas I, Elaskri H, et al. (2013) An Uncommon Cause of Cardiac Arrest. Analg Resusc: Curr Res S1. doi:10.4172/2324-903X.S1-011

Abstract

An Uncommon Cause of Pulmonary Embolism Leading to a Cardiac Arrest

Compression of pulmonary arteries caused by mediastinal lymphadenopathy is an uncommon cause of pulmonary embolism: it is important that it is diagnosed correctly because its treatment and prognosis are different from that of pulmonary embolisms. Herein, we report the case of a young man with unknown mediastinal sarcoidosis and massive lymphadenopathy, which caused external compression of the pulmonary artery and led to rapidly fatal acute heart failure secondary to a massive pulmonary embolism.

Keywords: Sarcoidosis; Acute heart failure; Echocardiography

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