Pulmonary embolectomy: Should it be offered earlier rather than later?

Richard D. Le, Naresh A. Dewan

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Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are associated with approximately 250,000 hospitalizations each year. Nearly seventy percent of patients who die of a pulmonary embolism do so within the first hour after onset of symptoms, so prompt and appropriate treatment is needed. Pulmonary embolectomy is a viable alternative for massive and submassive pulmonary embolism. We report 3 cases of successful pulmonary embolectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-392
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory Care
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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