Neurological Complications of Pulmonary Embolism: a Literature Review. Journal Article

Authors: Desai, PV; Krepostman, N; Collins, M; De Sirkar, S; Hinkleman, A; Walsh, K; Fareed, J; Darki, A
Article Title: Neurological Complications of Pulmonary Embolism: a Literature Review.
Abstract: PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review discusses in-depth about neurological complications following acute venous thromboembolism (VTE). RECENT FINDINGS: Intracranial hemorrhage, acute ischemic cerebrovascular events, and VTE in brain tumors are described as central nervous system (CNS) complications of PE, while peripheral neuropathy and neuropathic pain are reported as peripheral nervous system (PNS) sequelae of PE. Syncope and seizure are illustrated as atypical neurological presentations of PE. Mounting evidence suggests higher risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with neurological diseases, but data on reverse, i.e., neurological sequelae following VTE, is underexplored. The present review is an attempt to explore some of the latter issues categorized into CNS, PNS, and atypical complications following VTE.
Journal Title: Current neurology and neuroscience reports
ISSN: 1534-6293; 1528-4042
Publisher: Unknown  
Date Published: 2021