Clinical presentation and results of thrombolytic therapy in older patients with massive pulmonary embolism: a comparison with non-elderly patients.

@article{Gisselbrecht1996ClinicalPA,
  title={Clinical presentation and results of thrombolytic therapy in older patients with massive pulmonary embolism: a comparison with non-elderly patients.},
  author={Mathilde Gisselbrecht and Jean Luc Diehl and Guy Meyer and Marie Anne Collignon and Herv{\'e} Sors},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1996},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={189-93}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the clinical presentation and effectiveness of thrombolytic therapy in older patients suffering from massive pulmonary embolism. DESIGN Analysis of a previously reported study of patients with massive pulmonary embolism using a dichotomous classification of age. SETTING A medical intensive care unit in one hospital center. PARTICIPANTS All subjects had massive pulmonary embolism as evidenced by scintigraphic and/or angiographic assessment. The 54 patients included in… CONTINUE READING