Advanced therapies for pulmonary embolism

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Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2020 Sep;26(5):397-405. doi: 10.1097/MCP.0000000000000714.


PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Treatment options for managing patients with acute pulmonary embolism are rapidly evolving. In this review, we discuss the supporting evidence and implementation strategies for these advanced therapeutic modalities.

RECENT FINDINGS: We review the recent data supporting systemic and catheter directed thrombolytic therapies, mechanical embolectomy, use of extracorporeal membrane oxygen support, and pulmonary embolism response teams in managing patients with acute pulmonary embolism. We discuss the major professional society recommendations regarding their implementation.

SUMMARY: A review of advanced therapies for pulmonary embolism.

PMID:32740381 | DOI:10.1097/MCP.0000000000000714

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