Successful Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism and Associated Mobile Right Atrial Thrombus With Use of a Central Thrombolytic Infusion

MARITZA PROANO, JAE K. OH, ROBERT L. FRYE, C. MICHAEL JOHNSON, A. JAMIL TAJIK, CHARLES P. TALIERCIO

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Abstract

Patients with pulmonary embolism and two-dimensional echocardiographic evidence of right atrial thrombus have a high mortality rate despite standard anticoagulation therapy. We used a direct central infusion of streptokinase in three such patients, who subsequently had rapid and complete clinical improvement. In this setting, thrombolytic therapy should be considered an effective therapeutic option.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1181-1185
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume63
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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