Successful Management of Massive Bilateral Pulmonary Embolism by Unilateral Ultrasound-Accelerated Thrombolysis after Cardiac SurgeryKoray AK*, Selim Isbir, Okan Dericioglu, Alper Kararmaz and Sinan Arsan
Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Istanbul, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- Koray AK
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery
Marmara Universitesi Pendik Egitim
ve Arastirma Hastanesi, Ustkaynarca
Pendik Istanbul, Turkey
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Email: [email protected]
Received Date: November 7, 2014, Accepted Date: November 21, 2014, Publication Date: November 30, 2014
Citation: Koray Ak, Isbir S, Dericioglu O, Kararmaz A, Arsan S (2014) Successful Management of Massive Bilateral Pulmonary Embolism by Unilateral Ultrasound-Accelerated Thrombolysis after Cardiac Surgery. Angiol Open Access 2:138. doi:10.4172/2329-9495.1000138
Copyright: © 2014 Koray AK 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.
Recently, catheter based therapies have been gaining more popularity in the management of patients with massive pulmonary embolism. We report a 57-year old Turkish woman presenting with bilateral massive pulmonary embolism causing hemodynamic instability after cardiac surgery and she was treated successfully by using unilateral ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis.