Thrombolysis vs heparin in the treatment of pulmonary embolism: a clinical outcome-based meta-analysis.

@article{Agnelli2002ThrombolysisVH,
  title={Thrombolysis vs heparin in the treatment of pulmonary embolism: a clinical outcome-based meta-analysis.},
  author={Giancarlo Agnelli and Cecilia Becattini and Timo Kirschstein},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={162 22},
  pages={2537-41}
}
BACKGROUND In patients with acute pulmonary embolism, thrombolysis results in a more rapid resolution of pulmonary emboli than heparin treatment. Whether this advantage results in an improved clinical outcome is unclear. We sought to perform a clinical outcome-based meta-analysis of studies comparing thrombolytic and heparin treatment in patients with pulmonary embolism. METHODS Data concerning adverse outcome events (death, recurrent pulmonary embolism, and major bleeding events) were… CONTINUE READING

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