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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
Issue Date: 1-May-2011
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
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/11284
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21675072
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Catheterization
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Female
Humans
Hypertension, Pulmonary.therapy
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular.therapy
Pulmonary Embolism.therapy
Thrombolytic Therapy
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