Treatment of the acute severe pulmonary embolism using endovascular methods

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title = "Treatment of the acute severe pulmonary embolism using endovascular methods",
abstract = "Purpose: To present a single-centre experience with endovascular treatment of patients with severe symptoms secondary to acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Material and methods: Twenty-five patients were treated due to contraindications or deficient effects of systemic throbolytic therapy. The patients were treated with a combination of fragmentation and aspiration, only aspiration, only fragmentation, and with catheter-directed thrombolytic therapy. Results: The saturation was improved following treatment in all patients, except in one where the procedure counot be completed. There were no immediate or late procedure-related complications. Conclusions: Endovascular treatment of severe PE is a safe and efficient option in patients with failing effect or contindication to systemic thrombolysis.",
keywords = "Embolectomy, Endovascular procedure, Pulmonary embolism",
author = "Keussen, {Inger E.} and Carina Bursjoo and Wojciech Cwikiel",
year = "2018",
month = jun,
day = "1",
doi = "10.5114/pjr.2018.76785",
language = "English",
volume = "83",
pages = "e248--e252",
journal = "Polish Journal of Radiology",
issn = "1733-134X",
publisher = "Medical Science International",