Recognition and Management of Massive Pulmonary Embolism: A Report of Successful Embolectomy

Amir H. Khazei, Donald H. Dembo, R. Adams Cowley

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)884-890
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of surgery
Volume94
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1967

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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