[Percutaneous rheolytic thrombectomy with AngioJet for pulmonary embolism: methods and results in the experience of a high-volume center].

@article{Vecchio2008PercutaneousRT,
  title={[Percutaneous rheolytic thrombectomy with AngioJet for pulmonary embolism: methods and results in the experience of a high-volume center].},
  author={Sabine Vecchio and Guido Vittori and Tania Chechi and Gaia Spaziani and Alessio Lilli and Gabriele Giuliani and Lorenzo Consoli and Giuseppe Ambrosio and Massimo Margheri},
  journal={Giornale italiano di cardiologia},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={355-63}
}
BACKGROUND Pulmonary embolism is a common disease with significant mortality. Anticoagulant and thrombolytic therapies are a mainstay in the management of acute pulmonary embolism, especially with hemodynamic compromise. However, systemic drugs cannot achieve timely and effective treatment of acute pulmonary embolism in all patients. Recently, rheolytic thrombectomy has been proven to be effective in the treatment of massive thrombosis in vein grafts. The purpose of this study was to describe… CONTINUE READING