Aggressive Approach to Pulmonary Embolectomy for Massive Acute Pulmonary Embolism: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective

McFadden, P. Michael; Ochsner, John L.
September 2010
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2010, Vol. 85 Issue 9, p782
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the surgical treatment for acute pulmonary embolism (PE). He notes that the surgical techniques used for PE is a variation of modified Trendelenburg procedure used by many surgeons. An overview of the approach to treat surgical PE and its resurgence of interest is presented. The author states that the development of surgical approaches to the management of PE is an important advancement in the area of anticoagulation and to treat patients with routine thromboembolism.


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