TITLE

COMMENTARY: Persistent right ventricular dysfunction increased risk for recurrent venous thromboembolism after acute pulmonary embolism

AUTHOR(S)
Douketis, James; Kaatz, Scott
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 146 Issue 2, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article presents the authors' views about a study which states that persistent right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) increased risk for recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) after acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Although the findings of the study has been associated with increased short-term mortality, the use of more aggressive thrombolytic therapy does not reduce mortality or recurrent VTE more than does conventional anticoagulation.
ACCESSION #
24685686

 

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