Transient increase in intrathoracic pressure as a contributing factor to cardioembolic stroke

Hung Youl Seok, Woo Keun Seo, Mi Yeon Eun, Do Young Kwon, Moon Ho Park, Kyungmi Oh

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    Abstract

    Background The hemodynamic effects of increased intrathoracic pressure (ITP) have been the focus of many investigations. However, very little is known about the effects of elevated ITP on the occurrence of stroke. Case Report Four young patients with a cardioembolic source of stroke were examined. In all cases the stroke was preceded by an increase in ITP that occurred during coughing, vomiting, or sexual intercourse. Conclusions We suggest that cardioembolic stroke is facilitated by situations in which ITP is elevated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)212-215
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Clinical Neurology (Korea)
    Volume6
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec

    Keywords

    • Embolism
    • Intrathoracic pressure
    • Stroke

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Neurology
    • Clinical Neurology

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