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 [em´bo-li] (Gr.)
plural of embolus.
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Plural of embolus.
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Plural of embolus.
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Emboli, embolus

Plural of embolus. An embolus is something that blocks the blood flow in a blood vessel. It may be a gas bubble, a blood clot, a fat globule, a mass of bacteria, or other foreign body. It usually forms somewhere else and travels through the circulatory system until it gets stuck.
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In the first year of observation, there were 1702 ischemic strokes or systemic emboli. The incidence of ischemic stroke or systemic embolism was either the same or better for each of the 3 DOAC treatments than for warfarin (DOACs, 2.9-3.
Caption: Figure 1: CT angiography showing bilateral pulmonary emboli (red arrows).
Overall complication rate in venous bullet emboli reported by Shannon et al.
No prior cases of PCNL air emboli have documented infarction, but this is known to happen in high-risk procedures, such as cardiac surgery.
The right ventricle was markedly hypokinetic with preserved contraction of its very apex, McConnell's sign, typical of pulmonary emboli. (8) Left ventricular size and function were normal.
A chest CT revealed multiple peripherally enhancing nodular areas with central cavitation and surrounding consolidation suggestive of septic emboli, and bilateral parapneumonic pleural effusions (Fig.
Based on the above findings, she was diagnosed as tricuspid valve endocarditis with septic pulmonary emboli. Immediately 3 blood cultures were sent 1 hour apart from 3 different sites followed by initiation of third generation cephalosporins and aminoglycosides.
With the CSS subdivision, patients were placed in 9 subgroups as follows:7 (17.5%) documented large vessel atherosclerosis, 2 (5%) probable large vessel atherosclerosis, 9 (22.5%) documented cardio-aortic emboli, 2 (5%) probable cardio-aortic emboli, 7 (17.5%) possible cardio-aortic, 7 (17.5%) documented small vessel occlusion, 2 (5%) with obviously unknown factor, 3 (7.5%) with probable unknown cause, and 1 (2.5%) with possible cause.
These deposits had the appearance of emboli in that they occurred as clusters of cells.
The heart is the primary source of peripheral emboli. Atrial fibrillation was present in more than half of cases in our study.