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September 1978

Hypoxia and Intracardiac Right-to-Left ShuntComplicating Inferior Myocardial Infarction With Right Ventricular Extension

Arch Intern Med. 1978;138(9):1405-1406. doi:10.1001/archinte.1978.03630340075024

Intracardiac right-to-left shunting via a patent foramen ovale may complicate acute myocardial infarction, producing severe irreversible hypoxia. This lesion must be considered in the differential diagnosis of hypoxia in such patients.

(Arch Intern Med 138:1405-1406, 1978)