Midwest Surgical Association Surgical pulmonary embolectomy in a community hospital


0002-9610/$ see front matter 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.20 Abstract BACKGROUND: Surgical pulmonary embolectomy (SPE) is indicated for a pulmonary embolism associated with hemodynamic instability. A review of the literature demonstrates that most studies of SPE are conducted at large academic medical centers. This series is from a 325-bed… (More)

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