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Bilateral EKOS EndoWave catheter thrombolysis of acute bilateral pulmonary embolism in a hemodynamically unstable patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20375944     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary embolism is a common and sometimes devastating disease caused by many factors, most commonly deep venous thrombosis. Treatment is typically systemic anticoagulation depending on patient clinical presentation. For patients with life threatening pulmonary embolism, IV tPA (Activase, Genentech, South San Francisco, CA) is the most common medication given emergently at the time of presentation. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the chest has advanced the diagnosis and potential treatment options for patients with life threatening pulmonary embolism. Combination percutaneous transcatheter directed pharmacological and mechanical thrombolysis has become extremely useful in these difficult cases.
Glenn W Stambo; Brian Montague
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  103     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-03     Completed Date:  2010-05-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  455-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, SDI Radiologists, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Tampa, FL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Catheterization* / methods
Equipment Design
Fibrinolytic Agents / administration & dosage
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Embolism / radiography,  therapy*
Thrombolytic Therapy / instrumentation,  methods*
Tissue Plasminogen Activator / administration & dosage
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrinolytic Agents; EC Plasminogen Activator
Comment In:
South Med J. 2010 May;103(5):396-7   [PMID:  20375946 ]

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