Mechanical fragmentation and pharmacologic thrombolysis in massive pulmonary embolism.

@article{Fava1997MechanicalFA,
  title={Mechanical fragmentation and pharmacologic thrombolysis in massive pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Mario Fava and Soledad Loyola and Paula Flores and I. Huete},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={1997},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={261-6}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the usefulness of mechanical fragmentation associated with intrapulmonary thrombolysis in acute massive pulmonary embolism (PE). PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixteen cases of massive PE treated with mechanical fragmentation associated with pharmacologic thrombolysis were retrospectively studied. Severity of PE was assessed with the angiographic index according to the Urokinase Pulmonary Embolism Trial (maximum value of 18; score according to whether obstruction was central or… CONTINUE READING

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