Archive for the ‘Pulmonary Embolism’ Category

Systolic and diastolic pulmonary artery pressure decreased slightly but significantly prefragmentation to postfragmentation. However, in average, there was no significant decrease of the mean arterial pulmonary pressure. This was mainly due to a case with only marginal angiographic improvement after fragmentation and two other cases with angio-graphically proven recanalization and decrease of shock index, but […]

Despite diagnostic improvements and advances in medical therapy, acute massive pulmonary embolism accounts for approximately 50,000 deaths per year in the United States. During the past three decades, the mortality rate did not decline. Patients are at highest risk of death within the first hours of onset due to right ventricular failure. Survival depends on […]