Role of thrombolysis in haemodynamically stable patients with pulmonary embolism

Proudfoot, Alaistair; MeIIey, Dan; Shah, PaIIav L.
October 2008
Thorax;Oct2008, Vol. 63 Issue 10, p853
Academic Journal
The article presents a discussion concerning thrombolysis' role in hemodynamically stable patients with pulmonary embolism (PE). It mentions that the accepted standard of care in those patients who present with hemodynamic compromise is thrombolysis or embolectomy. Those who favor the use of thrombolysis for PE's treatment argues that its use be extended to the subgroup of patients with preserved systemic arterial pressure but evidence of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction.


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