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Signa vitae : journal for intesive care and emergency medicine, Vol.5 No.1 April 2010. -

Acute mesenteric ischemia AMI is an uncommon disorder with a high mortality rate. Reduction in mortality requires a high index of suspicion and prompt diagnosis. We describe a case of AMI in a 59-year old man with a history of permanent atrial fibrillation. Pathogenesis of AMI, clinical implications, diagnostic and therapeutic options are discussed.

thromboembolism; superior mesenteric artery; diagnosis; mesenteric angiography



Author: MIROSLAV SIMUNIC - ; Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Split University Hospital Centre; Spinciceva 1; 21000 Split;

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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