Massive pulmonary embolism: surgical embolectomy versus thrombolytic therapy--should surgical indications be revisited?

Aymard, Thierry; Kadner, Alexander; Widmer, Alexandra; Basciani, Reto; Tevaearai, Hendrik; Weber, Alberto; Schmidli, Jürg; Carrel, Thierry (2013). Massive pulmonary embolism: surgical embolectomy versus thrombolytic therapy--should surgical indications be revisited? European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery, 43(1), 90-4; discussion 94. Oxford: Oxford University Press 10.1093/ejcts/ezs123

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The treatment of massive pulmonary embolism (PE) is a matter of debate. We present our institutional experience of patients suffering from massive PE with the aim of comparing the early results, the outcome and quality of life (QoL) between patients primarily assigned to either pulmonary surgical embolectomy (SE) or thrombolytic therapy (TL). A subgroup of patients (TS) with failed responses to TL requiring SE was separately analysed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery
04 Faculty of Medicine > Faculty Institutions > Teaching Staff, Faculty of Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic and Policlinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy

UniBE Contributor:

Aymard, Thierry; Kadner, Alexander; Basciani, Reto Marco; Tevaearai, Hendrik; Weber, Alberto; Schmidli, Jürg and Carrel, Thierry

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1010-7940

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannie Wurz

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:21

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 01:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1093/ejcts/ezs123

PubMed ID:

22466693

Web of Science ID:

000312640600028

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.7117

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/7117 (FactScience: 212291)

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