Outcomes-based systematic review for management of massive intra-cardiac or pulmonary thrombotic emboli during surgery


INTRODUCTION The management of massive intra-operative embolism remains controversial. Our hypothesis was that either surgical or medical thrombectomy offers survival benefit in these patients. METHODS Published case reports were reviewed for intra-operative intra-cardiac or pulmonary embolism and outcomes for the following four intervention groups were… (More)


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