Antonio Pagano MD, Lavinia Saldamarco MD, Carlo Bitello MD, Fiorella Paladino MD
MD Emergency Medicine Department, Cardarelli Hospital, Naples, Italy
Cardiac perforation by permanent pacemaker lead is a rare but possible event. Usually it occurs early, but less frequently it is a late onset complication. We report a case of delayed perforation by passive fixation lead, two weeks after the implantation, in a patient with no comorbidities. The strumental and clinical
Antonio Polenta (1); Giancarlo Sinelli (2); Paola Mainqua (2); Stefano Loffreda (2).
1) School Specialising in Emergency Medicine, University l’Aquila
2) MD Emergency Medicine Department – S. Salvatore - Pesaro.
Acquired hemophilia A (AHA) is a rare bleeding disorder with an incidence of approximately 1.5 cases/million/year1 and is characterized by autoantibodies directed against circulating coagulation FVIII. These autoantibodies constitute the most common
Benedetta Marigliano (1), Gabriele Valli (2), Raffaele Antonelli lncalzi (1), Maria Pia Ruggieri (2).
1) U.O.C. of Internal Medicine, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome
2) Emergency Department of 5. Giovanni-Addolorata Hospital in Rome
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DlC) is often a hard to recognize haematological disorder, which is always difficult to treat, as it is the final manifestation of a number of different serious syndromes. lts
Valeria Clemente MD-Phd, Beniamino Susi MD
Department of Emergency Medicine of Polyclinic Tor Vergata Rome
Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition, with a high mortality rate. Recent studies show that 30-day mortality is 4%, but may increase to 13% after 90 days (1). The risk of developing a PE increases during and after surgery and it depends from the type of surgery and patient risk factors. Orthopedic procedures have the highest incidence of