Simple mechanical thrombectomy with intrapulmonary arterial thrombolysis in pulmonary thromboembolism: A small case series

Khurshid Ahmed, Muhammad Munawar, Dian Andina Munawar, Beny Hartono

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Abstract

Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is a life-threatening condition with a high early mortality rate caused by acute right ventricular failure and cardiogenic shock. We report a series of three patients who presented with acute and subacute submassive PTE. They were successfully treated by simple catheter-based mechanical thrombectomy and intrapulmonary arterial thrombolysis. Mechanical fragmentation and aspiration of thrombus was performed by commonly used J-wire, multi-purpose and Judkin Right guiding catheters and this obviated the need of specific thrombectomy devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-353
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Geriatric Cardiology
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Thrombectomy
  • Thrombolysis

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