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|Title:||Successful treatment of peripartum massive pulmonary embolism with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and catheter-directed pulmonary thrombolytic therapy.|
|Authors:||Weinberg, Laurence;Kay, C;Liskaser, F;Jones, Daryl A;Tay, S;Jaffe, S;Seevanayagam, Sievn;Doolan, Laurie|
|Affiliation:||Department of Anaesthesia, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia. Laurence.Weinberg@austin.org.au|
|Citation:||Anaesthesia and Intensive Care; 39(3): 486-91|
|Abstract:||Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension during pregnancy is uncommon but is associated with maternal mortality in excess of 35%. We report a case of decompensated thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension requiring emergency caesarean section and postpartum treatment with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and thrombolytic therapy with urokinase. The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, catheter-directed pulmonary thrombolytic therapy and other pulmonary vasodilators for management of this life-threatening disease is discussed.|
|Internal ID Number:||21675072|
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular.therapy
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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