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Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation as a cause of ischaemic stroke in the elderly
  1. Helena Luís,
  2. Bela Machado,
  3. Carolina Barros and
  4. Mariana Gomes
  1. Internal Medicine, SESARAM, Funchal, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Helena Luís; helenaluiss{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) is well recognised as a cause of paradoxical brain embolism. The authors report the case of an older woman with a medical history of arterial hypertension who was found unconscious and was discovered to have pulmonary thromboembolism and ischaemic stroke related to a PAVM.

  • stroke
  • pulmonary embolism

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  • Contributors HL contributed to the conception, design, acquisition and interpretation of data. Also drafted the article and revised it. CB contributed to the acquisition and interpretation of data and revised it critically. MG contributed to the acquisition and interpretation of data and revised it critically. BM contributed to the acquisition and interpretation of data and revised it critically.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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