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

  • MIROSLAV ŠIMUNIĆ1
  • DAMIR FABIJANIĆ2
  • NIKOLA PERKOVIĆ1
  • ZORAN BOGDANOVIĆ1
  • MARINA MARAS-ŠIMUNIĆ3
  • TONĆI BATINIĆ3
  • ANTE TONKIĆ1

1Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Split University Hospital Centre

2Department of Cardiology Split University Hospital Centre

3Department 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: ms@kbsplit.hr

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Abstract

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.

Key words

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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