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

April 2010
Signa Vitae;Apr2010, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p40
Academic Journal
Case Study
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.


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