Catheter-directed therapy for submassive pulmonary embolism after unsuccessful systemic thrombolysis

PVRI Member Authors: Zhonghe Zhang


Catheter-directed therapy (CDT) has emerged as an important treatment for pulmonary embolism (PE). We present a patient with life-threatening submassive PE with transient hypotension, progressive right ventricular dysfunction, and respiratory failure who failed anticoagulation and had little improvement with systemic thrombolysis, but responded well to catheter-directed therapy.

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Pulmonary Circulation Vol 8: No 1 cover image

March 2018

Pulmonary Circulation Vol 8: No 1

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