Major bleeding complications in cardiopulmonary resuscitation: the place of thrombolytic therapy in cardiac arrest due to massive pulmonary embolism.

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OBJECTIVE Thrombolytic therapy in patients with massive pulmonary embolism (MPE) and prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is subject to debate. This study was performed to determine whether (1) thrombolytic treatment increases the risk of bleeding complications, (2) if the risk of bleeding is influenced by the duration of CPR and if (3… (More)

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@article{Janata2003MajorBC, title={Major bleeding complications in cardiopulmonary resuscitation: the place of thrombolytic therapy in cardiac arrest due to massive pulmonary embolism.}, author={Karin Janata and Michael Holzer and Istepan K{\"{u}rkciyan and Heidrun Losert and Eva Riedmueller and Branco Pikula and Anton N. Laggner and Klaus F. Laczika}, journal={Resuscitation}, year={2003}, volume={57 1}, pages={49-55} }