rt-PA Thrombolysis in Acute Thromboembolic Upper-Extremity Arterial Occlusion

  title={rt-PA Thrombolysis in Acute Thromboembolic Upper-Extremity Arterial Occlusion},
  author={Manfred Cejna and Erich Salomonowitz and Helmut Wohlschlager and Karin Zwrtek and Rudolf B{\"o}ck and Ronald Zwrtek},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
Purpose: Retrospective analysis of the results of rt-PA thrombolysis in the treatment of acute thromboembolic occlusion of the upper limb. Methods: Of 55 patients with demonstrated acute embolic arterial occlusion, rt-PA thrombolysis was performed on 40 occlusions in 38 patients (23 women with a mean age of 62 years, range 32–85 years; 15 men with a mean age of 65 years, range 32–92 years) according to the following design: 6 mg rt-PA/hr for 30 min, 3 mg rt-PA/hr for the next 30 min, 1 mg rt-PA… CONTINUE READING


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