Hybrid treatment with angiographic catheter in massive pulmonary embolism: mechanical fragmentation and fibrinolysis

@article{Pieri2007HybridTW,
  title={Hybrid treatment with angiographic catheter in massive pulmonary embolism: mechanical fragmentation and fibrinolysis},
  author={Stefano Pieri and Paolo Agresti},
  journal={La radiologia medica},
  year={2007},
  volume={112},
  pages={837-849}
}
Massive pulmonary embolism is a severe clinical condition that requires prompt therapeutic intervention. We report our experience with a hybrid treatment involving systematic fragmentation of the embolus with an angiographic catheter associated with fibrinolytic therapy over the following days. From 1999–2005 we treated 164 patients with massive pulmonary embolism. We used the same angiographic catheter for mechanical fragmentation and for administration of the fibrinolytic agent (24–72 h… CONTINUE READING