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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - May 1 2017|
- pulmonary embolus
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine