pulmonary infarction

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 [in-fark´ shun]
2. formation of an infarct.
cardiac infarction myocardial infarction.
cerebral infarction an ischemic condition of the brain, causing a persistent focal neurologic deficit in the area affected.
myocardial infarction see myocardial infarction.
pulmonary infarction localized necrosis of lung tissue caused by obstruction of the arterial blood supply, most often due to pulmonary embolism. Clinical manifestations range from the subclinical to pleuritic chest pain, dyspnea, hemoptysis, and tachycardia.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pulmonary infarction

An infarction in the lung usually resulting from pulmonary embolism that may appear on x-rays as a wedge-shaped infiltrate near the pleura. Immediate therapy includes control of pain, oxygen administered continuously by mask, intravenous heparin (unless the patient has a known blood clotting defect), and treatment of shock or dysrhythmias, if present.
See also: infarction
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So, a pulmonary infarction may seriously change the bronchial anatomy as in the case of our patient.
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On April 17, 2005, a 79-year-old-man was hospitalized in the cardiology ward of a private hospital in Moscow, Russia, with cardiac arrhythmia and a pulmonary infarction subsequent to a pulmonary embolism.
Dashiell (1) reported the first documented pulmonary infarction associated with Dirofilaria in 1961, and Goodman and Gore (2) reported the first report of pulmonary infarct associated with human dirofilariasis in 1964.
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