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Emergent pulmonary embolectomy: the treatment for massive pulmonary embolus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3729616     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Massive pulmonary embolus usually leads to in-hospital mortality if not treated aggressively. Four patients were seen with severe cardiorespiratory compromise resulting from massive pulmonary emboli. Emergent pulmonary embolectomy was followed by marked clinical improvement, and 3 patients were subsequently discharged from the hospital. The clinical courses of these patients are described, and massive pulmonary embolus and its management are discussed.
R J Robison; J Fehrenbacher; J W Brown; J A Madura; H King
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1986 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-08-06     Completed Date:  1986-08-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Diagnosis, Differential
Fibrinolytic Agents / adverse effects
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis,  surgery*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrinolytic Agents

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