Successful thrombolysis of major pulmonary embolism 5 days after lobectomy

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume14
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)660-1
Number of pages2
ISSN1569-9293
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Female
  • Fibrinolytic Agents
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Time Factors
  • Tissue Plasminogen Activator
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome

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

In: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 14, No. 5, 2012, p. 660-1.

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