Thrombolytic therapy for patients with pulmonary embolism who are hemodynamically stable but have right ventricular dysfunction: pro.

@article{Goldhaber2005ThrombolyticTF,
  title={Thrombolytic therapy for patients with pulmonary embolism who are hemodynamically stable but have right ventricular dysfunction: pro.},
  author={Samuel Z. Goldhaber},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={165 19},
  pages={2197-9; discussion 2204-5}
}
T HERE IS NO CLINICAL controversy about patients with massive pulmonary embolism (PE) and hemodynamic collapse. These patients warrant thrombolytic therapy unless contraindications preclude this management strategy. It is also clear that patients with PE who present with normal blood pressure and heart rate as well as normal right ventricular (RV) function will have excellent outcomes with anticoagulation therapy alone. The debate centers on patients with submassive PE who have RV dilatation… CONTINUE READING

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