Fibrinolytic administration via EKOS catheter used in pulmonary embolism

Alana James, Satyam Veean, Jayanth Keshavamurthy, Gyanendra Sharma

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-274
Number of pages2
JournalLung India
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

Keywords

  • EKOS
  • pulmonary embolus
  • thrombolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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