Lung India

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 269--272

Pulmonary artery catheter-directed thrombolysis for intermediate high risk acute pulmonary embolism


Abhijeet Singh, Ayush Gupta, Jagdish Chander Suri 
 Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Jagdish Chander Suri
Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
India

A case of 60-year-old male with acute pulmonary embolism without hypotension but signs of right ventricular dysfunction and elevated cardiac biomarkers is reported in this study. The patient comes under intermediate high-risk category and was successfully thrombolysed with alteplase infused through pulmonary artery catheter. Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) can be considered as much safer and effective alternative to systemic thrombolysis in such patients with lower risk of bleeding. This novel bedside method of pulmonary artery CDT with the advantage of no radiation exposure and real time monitoring of pulmonary artery pressures as an end-point of thrombolysis can be utilized in the near future.


How to cite this article:
Singh A, Gupta A, Suri JC. Pulmonary artery catheter-directed thrombolysis for intermediate high risk acute pulmonary embolism.Lung India 2017;34:269-272


How to cite this URL:
Singh A, Gupta A, Suri JC. Pulmonary artery catheter-directed thrombolysis for intermediate high risk acute pulmonary embolism. Lung India [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Jul 4 ];34:269-272
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