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Acute mesenteric ischemia due to superior mesenteric artery embolism in a patient with permanent atrial fibrillation


1,Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Split University Hospital Centre

2,Department of Cardiology Split University Hospital Centre

3,Department of Radiology Split University Hospital Centre

DOI: 10.22514/SV51.042010.6 Vol.5,Issue 1,April 2010 pp.40-43

Published: 27 April 2010

*Corresponding Author(s): MIROSLAV ŠIMUNIĆ E-mail:


Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is an uncommon disorder with a high mortality rate. Reduction in mortality requires a high index of suspicion and prompt diagnosis. We describe a case of AMI in a 59-year old man with a history of permanent atrial fibrillation. Pathogenesis of AMI, clinical implications, diagnostic and therapeutic options are discussed.


thromboembolism, supe-rior mesenteric artery, diagnosis, mesenteric angiography

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MIROSLAV ŠIMUNIĆ,DAMIR FABIJANIĆ,NIKOLA PERKOVIĆ,ZORAN BOGDANOVIĆ,MARINA MARAS-ŠIMUNIĆ,TONĆI BATINIĆ,ANTE TONKIĆ. Acute mesenteric ischemia due to superior mesenteric artery embolism in a patient with permanent atrial fibrillation. Signa Vitae. 2010. 5(1);40-43.


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