Surgical treatment of acute massive pulmonary embolism

Ziv Beckerman, Gil Bolotin

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Abstract

Massive pulmonary embolism (MPE) is a life-threatening condition. The management of MPE has changed over the course of the last few years. Since the emergence of thrombolytic therapy, only a few patients remain amenable for surgical treatment. Currently, surgical embolectomy is advised only in very specific indications. This chapter will review the background, history, indications, surgical technique and results of surgical pulmonary embolectomy in patients with MPE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-88
Number of pages14
JournalAdvances in experimental medicine and biology
Volume906
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Embolectomy
  • Hemodynamic
  • Massive
  • Pulmonary embolus
  • Surgery
  • Thrombolysis

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Surgical treatment of acute massive pulmonary embolism. / Beckerman, Ziv; Bolotin, Gil.

In: Advances in experimental medicine and biology, Vol. 906, 01.01.2017, p. 75-88.

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