Sub-Massive Pulmonary Embolism with Large Intra-Cardiac Bi-Atrial Thrombi Successfully Treated with Systemic Thrombolytic TherapyTawfik Khoury*#, Sara Hoss#, Ronen Durst, Joseph Kalish and Arthur Pollak
Department of Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
- *Corresponding Author:
- Tawfik Khoury
Department of Medicine,
Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center
P.O.B. 12000, Jerusalem, Israel
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 26, 2016; Accepted Date: December 08, 2016; Published Date: December 10, 2016
Citation: Khoury T, Hoss S, Durst R, Kalish J, Pollak A (2016) Sub-Massive Pulmonary Embolism with Large Intra-Cardiac Bi-Atrial Thrombi Successfully Treated with Systemic Thrombolytic Therapy. J Clin Exp Cardiolog 7:485. doi: 10.4172/2155-9880.1000485
Copyright: © 2016 Khoury T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Herein we report a case of 46-year-old male patient who was presented with chest pain and dyspnea and was diagnosed with sub-massive pulmonary embolism (PE) and intra-cardiac bi-atrial thrombus, echocardiography showed decreased right ventricular systolic function. Following treatment with 100 mg tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), the patient reported clinical improvement, in addition to improved ventricular function as assessed by echocardiography. In the present report, we describe a case of sub-massive PE with intra-cardiac bi-atrial thrombus successfully managed with thrombolytic treatment without occurrence of adverse events.