Melnick, Gilbert S.
October 1963
Angiology;Oct1963, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p491
Academic Journal
A case was reported of a 76-year-old man whose clinical picture strongly indicated acute pulmonary embolism. A venous angiocardiogram, performed as an emergency procedure, confirmed bilateral, central pulmonary emboli. Successful removal was performed under cardiopulmonary bypass, but the patient failed to survive. It was suggested that pulmonary arteriograms be performed in such paients to prove or eliminate the necessity for thoracotomy in these desperately ill patients.


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