[High doses and the rapid infusion of streptokinase for the treatment of massive pulmonary thromboembolism].


We report the case of a 65 year old woman with no prior cardiac or pulmonary disease, who suffered pulmonary embolism (PE); diagnosis was made on the basis of the existence of risk factors, clinical, radiographic and electrocardiographic features, and a lung scan with perfusion defects and normal ventilation. PE was considered massive because the patient… (More)