Surgical management of acute pulmonary artery thromboembolism.


We operated on a total of twenty-seven patients presenting with acute massive thromboembolism of pulmonary arteries. The patients' mean age amounted to 38.6 ± 9.17 years. The estimated pressure in the pulmonary artery averaged 54.2 ± 7.15 mm Hg. A total of twenty- two thromboembolectomic procedures were performed in the setting of assisted circulation. In five patients embolectomy was carried out from a thoracotomic approach without artificial circulation. The remote period was marked by a relapse of thromboembolism, with the female patient having completely refused to undergo treatment. All the patients remain in a satisfactory condition, with the estimated pressure in the pulmonary artery maintaining at an average level of 27.05 ± 3.11 mm Hg.

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@article{Medvedev2011SurgicalMO, title={Surgical management of acute pulmonary artery thromboembolism.}, author={Andrew Medvedev and V. V. Pichugin and Leonoid Ivanov and S V Nemirova and O E Loguinov and V V Prytkov and R A Deryabin}, journal={Angiologiia i sosudistaia khirurgiia = Angiology and vascular surgery}, year={2011}, volume={17 2}, pages={78-86} }