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Chest. 1994 Apr;105(4):1291-2.

Life-threatening pulmonary embolism with right-sided heart thrombus. Rapid recovery with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator.

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Service de Cardiologie et Médicine Interne, Hôpital Saint-André, Bordeaux, France.

Abstract

We report the case of a woman treated with urokinase for acute pulmonary embolism with a right-sided heart thrombus. She developed life-threatening acute cor pulmonale which dramatically improved within 4 h with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA). We emphasize the clinical interest of rtPA for the treatment of life-threatening pulmonary embolism.

PMID:
8162778
DOI:
10.1378/chest.105.4.1291
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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