Shortness of breath: Pulmonary embolism, ischemic heart failure, or both? The role of concomitant surgery

Michael S. Firstenberg, Erik Abel, Robert S.D. Higgins, John H. Sirak, Chittoor Sai Sudhakar, Ahmet Kilic, Juan Crestanello

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Abstract

We present a case of a patient who underwent successful concomitant surgical management of his massive pulmonary embolism and severe multivessel coronary disease. His presentation with shortness of breath prompted a comprehensive evaluation, which revealed both problems. This experience emphasizes the importance of considering both problems, because treating one but not the other could be catastrophic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalHeart Surgery Forum
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Pulmonary Embolism
Dyspnea
Coronary Disease
Heart Failure

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Shortness of breath : Pulmonary embolism, ischemic heart failure, or both? The role of concomitant surgery. / Firstenberg, Michael S.; Abel, Erik; Higgins, Robert S.D.; Sirak, John H.; Sai Sudhakar, Chittoor; Kilic, Ahmet; Crestanello, Juan.

In: Heart Surgery Forum, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.02.2012.

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Firstenberg, Michael S. ; Abel, Erik ; Higgins, Robert S.D. ; Sirak, John H. ; Sai Sudhakar, Chittoor ; Kilic, Ahmet ; Crestanello, Juan. / Shortness of breath : Pulmonary embolism, ischemic heart failure, or both? The role of concomitant surgery. In: Heart Surgery Forum. 2012 ; Vol. 15, No. 1.
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