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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 273-274

Fibrinolytic administration via EKOS catheter used in pulmonary embolism


Department of Radiology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, GA 30912, USA

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Satyam Veean
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_342_16

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A 69-year old bed-bound woman presented with chest pain and diaphoresis. Diagnostic imaging led to the diagnosis of bilateral extensive pulmonary emboli extending into all segmental branches. Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) was administered via 2 separate EKOS catheters. Repeat evaluation after 33 hours revealed improvement of right ventricular size and function. EKOS catheters are useful for administration of fibrinolytics in pulmonary embolism.


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