Thrombolytic therapy for pulmonary embolism.

  title={Thrombolytic therapy for pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Qiukui Hao and Bi Rong Dong and Jirong Yue and Tai-xiang Wu and Guan Jian Liu},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Thrombolytic therapy (powerful anticoagulation drugs) is usually reserved for patients with clinically serious or massive pulmonary embolism (PE). Evidence suggests that thrombolytic agents may dissolve blood clots more rapidly than heparin and reduce the death rate associated with PE. However, there are still concerns about the possible risk of adverse effects of thrombolytic therapy, such as major or minor haemorrhages. This is the second update of the Cochrane review first… CONTINUE READING


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