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Massive haemoptysis complicating prosthetic patch pulmonary embolism after atrial septal defect repair.
  1. M Haro,
  2. J Ruiz,
  3. J Ribas,
  4. J Maestre,
  5. J Pérez-Piteira,
  6. J Morera
  1. Respiratory Service, Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital, Badalona, Spain.


    A case is presented of a 43 year old woman with massive haemotypsis secondary to non-thrombotic pulmonary embolism complicating atrial septal defect repair with a prosthetic patch. Non-thrombotic embolus must be considered in the differential diagnosis of massive haemoptysis.

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