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Treatment of the acute severe pulmonary embolism using endovascular methods

Keussen, Inger E. LU ; Bursjoo, Carina and Cwikiel, Wojciech LU (2018) In Polish Journal of Radiology 83. p.248-252
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Purpose: To present a single-centre experience with endovascular treatment of patients with severe symptoms secondary to acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Material and methods: Twenty-five patients were treated due to contraindications or deficient effects of systemic throbolytic therapy. The patients were treated with a combination of fragmentation and aspiration, only aspiration, only fragmentation, and with catheter-directed thrombolytic therapy. Results: The saturation was improved following treatment in all patients, except in one where the procedure counot be completed. There were no immediate or late procedure-related complications. Conclusions: Endovascular treatment of severe PE is a safe and efficient option in patients with... (More)

Purpose: To present a single-centre experience with endovascular treatment of patients with severe symptoms secondary to acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Material and methods: Twenty-five patients were treated due to contraindications or deficient effects of systemic throbolytic therapy. The patients were treated with a combination of fragmentation and aspiration, only aspiration, only fragmentation, and with catheter-directed thrombolytic therapy. Results: The saturation was improved following treatment in all patients, except in one where the procedure counot be completed. There were no immediate or late procedure-related complications. Conclusions: Endovascular treatment of severe PE is a safe and efficient option in patients with failing effect or contindication to systemic thrombolysis.

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Embolectomy, Endovascular procedure, Pulmonary embolism
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Polish Journal of Radiology
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83
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248 - 252
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Medical Science International
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1733-134X
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10.5114/pjr.2018.76785
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>Purpose: To present a single-centre experience with endovascular treatment of patients with severe symptoms secondary to acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Material and methods: Twenty-five patients were treated due to contraindications or deficient effects of systemic throbolytic therapy. The patients were treated with a combination of fragmentation and aspiration, only aspiration, only fragmentation, and with catheter-directed thrombolytic therapy. Results: The saturation was improved following treatment in all patients, except in one where the procedure counot be completed. There were no immediate or late procedure-related complications. Conclusions: Endovascular treatment of severe PE is a safe and efficient option in patients with failing effect or contindication to systemic thrombolysis.</p>},
  author       = {Keussen, Inger E. and Bursjoo, Carina and Cwikiel, Wojciech},
  issn         = {1733-134X},
  keyword      = {Embolectomy,Endovascular procedure,Pulmonary embolism},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {06},
  pages        = {248--252},
  publisher    = {Medical Science International},
  series       = {Polish Journal of Radiology},
  title        = {Treatment of the acute severe pulmonary embolism using endovascular methods},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5114/pjr.2018.76785},
  volume       = {83},
  year         = {2018},
}