A successful case of pulmonary embolectomy using cardiopulmonary bypass is presented and the literature is reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the indication for surgical or medical treatment or both based on the degree of hemodynamic and physiologic disturbances. The usefulness of temporary partial circulatory bypass and the advantages of pulmonary embolectomy using the extracorporeal circulation versus “closed” or modified Trendelenburg operation are pointed out.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Archives of surgery|
|State||Published - Jun 1967|
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