An 88-year-old patient with hypertension was admitted to the hospital for embolism into the left lower limb arteries. Embolectomy was performed, anticoagulant therapy for newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation with unknown duration. The patient was admitted to the standard ward. Dyspnea and hyposaturation developed. Atrial fibrillation with a quick ventricular response, 150 bpm. Normal blood pressure. The patient was transferred to the ICU.
Patient´s history included only hypertension. Lab tests revealed low levels of inflammatory markers, troponin T 41 and 52 ng/ml, BNP II 33711 pg/ml !!, elevated levels of transaminases.
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