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Emerg Med J. 2007 Jun;24(6):441.

Paradoxical embolus illustrating speed of action of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in massive pulmonary embolism.

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Royal Free NHS Trust Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, UK. h.madani@doctors.org.uk

Abstract

A case of a patient who presented with massive pulmonary embolism (PE) requiring thrombolysis with alteplase is reported. The subsequent presence of a patent foramen ovale and paradoxical embolism clinically demonstrated the speed of action of the recombinant tissue plasminogen activator. The advantage of this class of medication when considering the treatment options for a PE in an acute setting is highlighted.

PMID:
17513552
PMCID:
PMC2658293
DOI:
10.1136/emj.2006.045104
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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