Author + information
- Maria Grazia De Gregorio, MD,
- Iacopo Olivotto, MD, PhD,
- Angela Migliorini, MD,
- Ruben Vergara, MD,
- Piergiovanni Buonamici, MD,
- Niccolò Marchionni, MD, PhD and
- Renato Valenti, MD∗ ()
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Renato Valenti, Cardiovascular Department, Careggi University Hospital, Largo Brambilla 3, I-50134 Florence, Italy.
A 57-year-old man admitted with severe carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning suffered life-threatening pulmonary embolism (PE) after hyperbaric oxygen therapy, in the absence of other risk factors for thromboembolism, and was successfully treated with thrombolysis. CO is a thrombophilic condition predisposing to PE and active surveillance is advisable. (Level of Difficulty: Advanced.)
Dr. Olivotto has received research grants from and served on the Speakers Bureau for Myokardia, Shire, Sanofi Genzyme, Bayer, and Menarini. All other authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received May 2, 2019.
- Accepted May 9, 2019.
- 2019 The Authors