Retrograde lung perfusion in the treatment of massive pulmonary embolism. A randomised porcine study.


INTRODUCTION The treatment of massive pulmonary embolisms with an associated cardiac arrest is controversial; however, surgical thrombectomy with extracorporeal circulation (ECC) is an option for treatment. It is difficult to remove all thromboembolic material. Theoretically, retrograde blood perfusion through the lungs may be beneficial. OBJECTIVES To… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.thromres.2014.12.003