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Acute pulmonary thromboembolism with a floating right-heart thrombus. 4 surgical cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11257766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: We determined the efficacy of surgery for acute pulmonary thromboembolism with a floating right-heart thrombus. METHODS AND RESULTS: Thrombi were diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography and electron beam computed tomography in 4 patients with acute pulmonary thromboembolism with a floating right-heart thrombus, and thromboembolectomy was done in all patients. Surgical procedure included intermittent deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. One patient died of endobronchial hemorrhage and 3 survived. CONCLUSION: Because acute pulmonary thromboembolism with a right-heart thrombus is life-threatening, immediate thromboembolectomy is required to decrease mortality.
Authors:
T Fukui; Y Shimizu; S Takanashi; K Nishizawa; H Minamimura; T Ishikawa; K Fumimoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi     Volume:  49     ISSN:  1344-4964     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-21     Completed Date:  2001-05-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884261     Medline TA:  Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka City General Hospital, 2-53 Miyakojimahondori, Miyakojima-ku, Osaka 534-0021, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acute Disease
Adult
Aged
Echocardiography
Female
Heart Diseases / complications,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Embolism / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Thrombectomy
Thrombosis / complications,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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