Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Case Report



A Rare cause of acute massive pulmonary embolism: Thrombi-in-transit

Ashok Paudel, Anil Sahin, Halil Atas, Alper Kepez, Murat Sunbul.

Abstract
Although the existing guidelines do not offer a clear statement for the management of thrombus in the right heart, it is associated with worse outcomes in patients with acute massive pulmonary embolism (PE). Thrombolytic therapy has not been convincingly shown to improve mortality or reduce the frequency of recurrent thromboembolism. Therefore, thrombolysis should be considered on a case-by-case basis when the benefits are assessed by the clinician to outweigh the risk of hemorrhage. While thrombi-in-transit in the right heart increases the rate of morbidity and mortality in patients with acute massive PE, thrombolytic therapy may lead to completely recovery of thrombus in these patients. We present here a rare case of 71 years-old woman presented with acute massive PE due to thrombi-in-transit in the right heart.

Key words: Pulmonary embolism, thrombi-in-transit, thrombolytic therapy



Share this Article


Advertisement
American Journal of Diagnostic Imaging

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.