What is an example of paradoxical emboli?
Lattouf gave two examples of how an air bubble can cause a paradoxical embolism: A PFO that is closed most of the time may be forced open if you strain while lifting weights or even while having a bowel movement. That pressure could force air from your lungs to travel through an artery and cause a stroke.
Why is it called paradoxical emboli?
Thus, it is termed “paradoxical” because the emboli lands in an artery, rather than a vein.
What are the three types of emboli?
Thromboembolism – embolism of thrombus or blood clot. Fat embolism – embolism of fat droplets. Air embolism (also known as a gas embolism) – embolism of air bubbles.