Did the Coexistence of a Pacemaker Probe, a Prominent Eustachian Valve and Induced Hypothermia Lead to Severe Pulmonary Embolism in a Resuscitated Patient after STEMI?
Christian Schach*, Tanja Brünnler and Andreas Luchner
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Christian Schach
Clinic and Polyclinic for Internal Medicine II
Department of Cardiology
University Hospital Regensburg
Franz-Josef-Strauss-Allee 11, Germany
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Received date: February 28, 2017; Accepted date: March 14, 2017; Published date: March 24, 2017
Citation: Schach C, Brünnler T, Luchner A (2017) Did the Coexistence of a Pacemaker Probe, a Prominent Eustachian Valve and Induced Hypothermia Lead to Severe Pulmonary Embolism in a Resuscitated Patient after STEMI? Cardiovasc Ther 2:116.
Copyright: © 2017 Schach C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Post-cardiac arrest care is a particular interesting field and often depends on individual patient characteristics. Here we present the case of a patient with ST-elevation myocardial infarction, who developed severe pulmonary embolism originating from the proximity of a prominent Eustachian valve and the introduced pacemaker probe after targeted temperature management.