Saddle pulmonary embolism: right ventricular strain an indicator for early surgical approach

@inproceedings{Namana2016SaddlePE,
  title={Saddle pulmonary embolism: right ventricular strain an indicator for early surgical approach},
  author={Vinod Namana and Sabah Siddiqui and Ram Balasubramanian and Rajeswer Sarasam and Vijay Shetty},
  booktitle={Oxford medical case reports},
  year={2016}
}
Current mainstay treatment for pulmonary embolism (PE) includes oral anticoagulation, thrombolytic therapy, catheter embolectomy and acute surgical embolectomy. Surgical embolectomy is reserved for hemodynamically unstable patients (cardiogenic shock, cardiac arrest) and contraindication to thrombolytic therapy. We report a case of saddle PE in a young female with echocardiographic signs of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction who underwent early acute surgical embolectomy with a positive outcome… CONTINUE READING
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