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Outcome of pulmonary embolectomy for acute pulmonary thromboembolism: analysis of 32 patients from a multicentre registry in Japan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22108928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Massive pulmonary embolism is relatively rare but a potentially life-threatening condition. The purpose of this study was to analyse the outcome of pulmonary embolectomy in registered data from the Japanese Society of Pulmonary Embolism Research (JaSPER).
METHODS: From 1994 to 2006, 1661 cases of acute pulmonary embolism were registered in the JaSPER database. Retrospective analysis of 32 patients undergoing pulmonary embolectomy was conducted. The overall incidence of pulmonary embolectomy was 1.9% [95% confidence interval (CI): 1.8-3.2%]. The mean age of patients was 57 years and 66% were female.
RESULTS: Overall mortality of pulmonary embolectomy was 18.8% [95% CI: 5.2-25.6%]. Most of the patients had massive or submassive pulmonary thromboembolism, and three patients experienced cardiopulmonary arrest before embolectomy. Ten patients received preoperative percutaneous cardiopulmonary bypass, and mortality was 30% in this subgroup.
CONCLUSIONS: Pulmonary embolectomy is an effective therapeutic option for patients with massive or submassive pulmonary embolism. Prompt triage of patients with haemodynamic instability is important.
Satoshi Taniguchi; Wakako Fukuda; Ikuo Fukuda; Ken-ichi Watanabe; Yoshiaki Saito; Mashio Nakamura; Masahito Sakuma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study     Date:  2011-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-10     Completed Date:  2012-05-22     Revised Date:  2013-06-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Embolectomy / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Japan / epidemiology
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Embolism / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  surgery*
Retrospective Studies
Survival Rate
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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