“Saved by the Pacing Catheter”: Gigantic Right Atrial Thromboembolus as a Cause of Pulmonary Embolism

Costa, Ana Isabel and Jacinto, Joana and Freitas, Tiago and Freitas, Pedro and Brazão, Maria Luz (2015) “Saved by the Pacing Catheter”: Gigantic Right Atrial Thromboembolus as a Cause of Pulmonary Embolism. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2284-2594

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Pulmonary embolism (PE) related to the presence of right heart thromboemboli entails a higher mortality rate than PE alone. Furthermore, right heart thromboemboli are often associated with deep venous thrombosis. The most effective therapy for haemodynamically stable patients remains unknown, although recent data suggest that thrombolytic therapy is associated with a better outcome. We describe the case of an 83-year-old woman, hospitalized with PE consequent to right heart thrombus-in-transit, in whom investigation revealed a concomitant deep venous thrombosis. She required thrombolysis, given the high mortality risk that is traditionally associated with this clinical entity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pulmonary embolism, right heart thromboembolus, deep venous thrombosis, thrombolysis
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.2 Malattie del sistema respiratorio
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2016 14:39
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2016 14:39
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/14997

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