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Published online: 2007-01-25
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Case report
Massive pulmonary embolism treated successfully with embolectomy following failed thrombolysis – the role of repeated spiral computerised tomography and echocardiography – a case report

Piotr Kukla, Barbara Malarczyk-Zaher, Kazimierz Szczuka, Bogdan Kapelak, Jerzy Sadowski
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(1):58-61.

open access

Vol 65, No 1 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-01-25
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 29-year-old male with massive pulmonary embolism is presented. The diagnosis was confirmed by spiral computerised tomography and echocardiography. The patient received streptokinase, but he continued to be in cardiogenic shock without any improvement. Repeated tomography and echocardiography revealed progression of pulmonary embolism. The patient was transferred to a cardiosurgical department where successful embolectomy was performed.

Abstract

A case of a 29-year-old male with massive pulmonary embolism is presented. The diagnosis was confirmed by spiral computerised tomography and echocardiography. The patient received streptokinase, but he continued to be in cardiogenic shock without any improvement. Repeated tomography and echocardiography revealed progression of pulmonary embolism. The patient was transferred to a cardiosurgical department where successful embolectomy was performed.
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Keywords

massive pulmonary embolism; spiral computerised tomography; echocardiography; thrombolysis; embolectomy

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Title

Case report
Massive pulmonary embolism treated successfully with embolectomy following failed thrombolysis – the role of repeated spiral computerised tomography and echocardiography – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 1 (2007)

Pages

58-61

Published online

2007-01-25

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(1):58-61.

Keywords

massive pulmonary embolism
spiral computerised tomography
echocardiography
thrombolysis
embolectomy

Authors

Piotr Kukla
Barbara Malarczyk-Zaher
Kazimierz Szczuka
Bogdan Kapelak
Jerzy Sadowski

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