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Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 26, Issue 9, pp 1400–1400 | Cite as

A narrow escape: surviving massive pulmonary thromboembolism due to a persistently patent foramen ovale

  • Dirk-Jan SlebosEmail author
  • Jaap E. Tulleken
  • Jack J. M. Ligtenberg
  • Jan G. Zijlstra
  • Tjip S. van der Werf
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Keywords

Pulmonary Angiography Right Bundle Branch Block Massive Pulmonary Embolism Monary Embolism Obstructive Shock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk-Jan Slebos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jaap E. Tulleken
    • 1
  • Jack J. M. Ligtenberg
    • 1
  • Jan G. Zijlstra
    • 1
  • Tjip S. van der Werf
    • 1
  1. 1.Intensive and Respiratory Care Unit, Department of Internal MedicineGroningen University HospitalGroningenThe Netherlands

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