Articles in "thrombolysis"

Managing Patients with a Submassive Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

It is unequivocal that systemic thrombolysis is indicated for massive PE associated with obstructive shock. What is less clear is how to manage the patients with a submassive PE. This meta-analysis concludes that thrombolysis is associated with a lower all-cause mortality but an increased risk of major bleeding including intracranial hemorrhage.