Pulmonary Embolism or Eisenmenger Syndrome?

Anna L. Fanelli, Gabriella Agnoletti, Domenica Garabello, Mauro Giorgi, Chiara Calcagnile, Mauro Rinaldi, Sebastiano Marra


Eisenmenger syndrome is a late complication of untreated congenital heart disease associated with left to right shunt, that can prompt in situ pulmonary thrombosis.

Herein the case of a 41 year old man with suspected pulmonary embolism, where an atrial septal defect lead to Eisenmenger Syndrome, is presented. Only lung transplantation and surgical defect closure revealed to be the optimal treatment.


Eisenmenger Syndrome Congenital heart disease Pulmonary thrombosis


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International Cardiovascular Forum Journal 2015;2:2

DOI: 10.17987/icfj.v2i1.4

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17987/icfj.v8i0.257

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