Successful thrombolysis of major pulmonary embolism 5 days after lobectomy

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Aggressive intravenous thrombolysis of pulmonary emboli after major thoracic surgery has rarely been reported and is controversial because of an assumed risk of fatal bleeding. We report a 62-year old female who underwent left upper lobectomy. Her postoperative course was complicated with symptomatic pulmonary embolism and on postoperative day 5 she was successfully treated with intravenous thrombolysis using alteplase (Actilyse(®)) without signs of bleeding. She was discharged from the hospital 12 days postoperatively.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Vol/bind14
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)660-1
Antal sider2
ISSN1569-9293
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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Tissue Plasminogen Activator
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Successful thrombolysis of major pulmonary embolism 5 days after lobectomy. / Eckardt, Jens; Licht, Peter B.

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