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Pulmonary embolectomy re-evaluated.
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PMID:  7247257     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-two patients who had sustained massive pulmonary embolism were treated by emergency pulmonary embolectomy using normothermic venous inflow occlusion circulatory arrest. Of 26 patients who had not had cardiac arrest before surgery 25 survived the operation, but 7 later died from various causes. Only 1 of 16 patients who had sustained cardiac arrest survived. In all, 19 patients (45.2%) left hospital alive. This simple and widely applicable technique has enabled an emergency pulmonary embolectomy service to be offered to all the hospitals in a metropolitan area.
D B Clarke
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0035-8843     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Publication Date:  1981 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-08-10     Completed Date:  1981-08-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506860     Medline TA:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Pulmonary Embolism / drug therapy,  mortality,  surgery*
Streptokinase / therapeutic use
Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
EC 3.4.-/Streptokinase; EC Plasminogen Activator

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