Acute pulmonary embolism during puerperium in an HIV positiv
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Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition associated with high mortality when right ventricular dysfunction is present, anticoagulation and cardiorespiratory supports are the cornerstone of treatment.The most common situation is when a clot travels from the venous system or right side of the heart, diverting the pulmonary blood flow to the left side of the heart without oxygenation. This creates an intrapulmonary shunt which is the cause of hypoxemia. Acute PE is the most serious clinical presentation of venous thromboembolism.A case of acute PE in an HIV-positive patient is presented. The patient was admitted to Intensive Care Unit in our facility ventilated, stabilized, weaned from the ventilator, and discharged from ICU and later from the hospital...

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