Kenneth T Horlander

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Right ventricular dysfunction in hemodynamically stable patients with acute pulmonary embolism may be a harbinger of adverse outcomes and may potentially result in the early use of thrombolytic therapy. Risk stratification of these patients is an area of recent and intense investigation with a focus on the assessment of right ventricular function after the(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is a common clinical problem that is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Estimates of PTE mortality and predictions of PTE trends have varied widely. These estimates play a role in the planning of national health strategies. The analysis of pulmonary embolism mortality trends and comorbidities may(More)
Pulmonary artery catheterization is a frequent procedure for hemodynamic monitoring in critically ill patients or high-risk surgical patients. Mechanical and infectious complications are recognized, though catheter dysfunction and malposition are more frequent and often require clinical intervention. We present the case of a Swan-Ganz catheter with the(More)
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