Catheter-directed therapy for the treatment of massive pulmonary embolism: systematic review and meta-analysis of modern techniques.

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PURPOSE Systemic thrombolysis for the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) carries an estimated 20% risk of major hemorrhage, including a 3%-5% risk of hemorrhagic stroke. The authors used evidence-based methods to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of modern catheter-directed therapy (CDT) as an alternative treatment for massive PE. MATERIALS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvir.2009.08.002

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@article{Kuo2009CatheterdirectedTF, title={Catheter-directed therapy for the treatment of massive pulmonary embolism: systematic review and meta-analysis of modern techniques.}, author={W. Kuo and Michael K Gould and John D. Louie and Jarrett K Rosenberg and Daniel Y. Sze and Lawrence Vincent Hofmann}, journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR}, year={2009}, volume={20 11}, pages={1431-40} }