[Successful direct embolectomy for acute massive pulmonary thromboembolism].


A 35-year-old woman was bedridden because of a fall and developed pulmonary embolism after venous thromboembolism of lower extremity. Although anticoagulation therapy was immediately carried out, hemodynamics deteriorated gradually into the state of class IV in Green-field's classification. As a result, an urgent surgical procedure was performed. Under… (More)