Saddle pulmonary embolism: is it as bad as it looks? A community hospital experience.

@article{Sardi2011SaddlePE,
  title={Saddle pulmonary embolism: is it as bad as it looks? A community hospital experience.},
  author={Alejandro H Sardi and Jill S Gluskin and Adam R Guttentag and Morris N. Kotler and Leonard Edward Braitman and Michael L. Lippmann},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 11},
  pages={2413-8}
}
BACKGROUND Saddle pulmonary embolism represents a large clot and a risk for sudden hemodynamic collapse. However, the clinical presentation and outcomes vary widely. On the basis of the findings of right heart dysfunction on echocardiograms, computed tomography angiography, or cardiac enzyme elevation, some argue for the use of thrombolytics or catheter thrombectomy even for hemodynamically stable patients. OBJECTIVE To investigate the outcomes and management of patients with saddle pulmonary… CONTINUE READING

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