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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-42

Aggressive emergency interventional management in a case of intraoperative massive pulmonary embolism

Department of CTVS (Medicine), Jagjivan Ram Western Railway Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Saurabh Ajit Deshpande
Department of CVTS, Jagjivan Ram Railway Hospital, M M Marg, RBI Staff Colony, Mumbai Central, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra State
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JICC.JICC_53_19

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Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is commonly associated with trauma-related orthopedic procedures (63% or even higher). Massive PE in this setting requires meticulous treatment decisions to reduce bleeding risk. We hereby present such a case where we successfully used a combination of fibrinolysis and catheter-directed fragmentation and multidisciplinary approach for intraoperative massive PE.

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