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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322296/catheter-directed-ultrasound-facilitated-fibrinolysis-in-obese-patients-with-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
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Brett J Carroll, Samuel Z Goldhaber, Ping-Yu Liu, Gregory Piazza
Obesity is a well-established risk factor for pulmonary embolism (PE). However, treatment of PE in obese patients is challenging because of limited outcomes data, especially with advanced therapies such as catheter-based fibrinolysis. We assessed the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-facilitated, catheter-directed fibrinolysis in obese patients with submassive and massive PE enrolled in the SEATTLE II Trial. Eligible patients had a right ventricular-to-left ventricular (RV/LV) diameter ratio ≥ 0.9 on chest computed tomography (CT)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302122/rvad-support-in-the-setting-of-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
#2
Antonio Salsano, Elena Sportelli, Guido Maria Olivieri, Nicola Di Lorenzo, Silvia Borile, Francesco Santini
Patients with submassive pulmonary embolism (PE), although normotensive, are characterized by right ventricular (RV) dysfunction and elevated levels of biomarkers of cardiac damage. The best treatment option in these cases is still a subject of debate and the use of thrombolysis in submassive PE remains controversial. A 57-year-old Caucasian male with unprovoked PE, normal blood pressure, and elevated troponin I values was referred to the cardiovascular department. In view of the presence of a right atrium thrombus, the patient underwent surgical embolectomy under extracorporeal circulation, with the extraction of a huge thrombus together with fragmented thrombi from both pulmonary arteries...
December 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276710/use-of-tachycardia-in-patients-with-submassive-pulmonary-emboli-to-risk-stratify-for-early-initiation-of-thrombolytic-therapy-a-case-series-comparing-early-versus-late-thrombolytic-initiation
#3
Jordana Cheta, Ashleigh Long, Paul Marik
Pulmonary embolism (PE) represents a prevalent cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, with approximately 600 000 cases diagnosed annually. The mortality rate for untreated PE is as high as 30%. Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is a sign of possible adverse outcomes with right-sided heart failure being the usual cause of death from PE. There is a spectrum of clinical presentations associated with PE diagnoses, from incidental and asymptomatic to rapid hemodynamic collapse. Despite successes in identifying patients with "high-risk" PEs for aggressive thrombolytic interventions and "low-risk" PEs for outpatient anticoagulation, a significant lack of consensus exists regarding intervention modalities for PEs identified as "intermediate risk" or "submassive," defined as normotensive (systolic blood pressure ≥90 mm Hg) with acute RV dysfunction and myocardial injury...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191822/systemic-thrombolysis-in-a-patient-with-massive-pulmonary-embolism-and-recent-glioblastoma-multiforme-resection
#4
Joshua Lampert, Behnood Bikdeli, Philip Green, Matthew R Baldwin
While trials of systemic thrombolysis for submassive and massive pulmonary embolism (PE) report intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) rates of 2%-3%, the risk of ICH in patients with recent brain surgery or intracranial neoplasm is unknown since these patients were excluded from these trials. We report a case of massive PE treated with systemic thrombolysis in a patient with recent neurosurgery for an intracranial neoplasm. We discuss the risks and benefits of systemic thrombolysis for massive PE in the context of previous case reports, prior cohort studies and trials, and current guidelines...
November 29, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167216/a-rare-case-of-dual-diagnosis-in-a-16-year-old-girl-with-shortness-of-breath
#5
Felicity de Vere, Robyn House, Yunus Gokdogan
Pneumothorax and pulmonary embolism (PE) are two life-threatening causes of shortness of breath in patients presenting to the emergency department. A rare but more serious presentation is that of simultaneous PE and pneumothorax. We present the case of a young patient, with no known comorbidities, who presented with simultaneous submassive PE and pneumothorax. We will review how these two diagnoses may be related, consider the implications of having this dual diagnosis on the patient's management and review the current evidence surrounding thrombolysis in submassive PE...
November 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102272/aspiration-thrombectomy-for-treatment-of-acute-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism-initial-single-center-prospective-experience
#6
Juan José Ciampi-Dopazo, Juan María Romeu-Prieto, Marcelino Sánchez-Casado, Beatriz Romerosa, Alfonso Canabal, María Luisa Rodríguez-Blanco, Carlos Lanciego
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of aspiration thrombectomy in patients with acute massive or submassive pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study analyzed patient demographic data, procedural details, and outcomes in 18 consecutive patients (8 men and 10 women; mean age, 60.1 y; range, 36-80 y), 10 with acute submassive PE and 8 with massive PE, treated with an Indigo Continuous Aspiration Mechanical Thrombectomy Catheter between January 2016 and February 2017...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074107/risk-factors-for-presence-and-severity-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-patients-with-deep-venous-thrombosis
#7
Nancy Huynh, Wassim H Fares, Kirstyn Brownson, Anand Brahmandam, Alfred I Lee, Alan Dardik, Timur Sarac, Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar
OBJECTIVE: The Caprini model estimates patients' risk for venous thromboembolism by 30 different factors. Hemodynamically significant pulmonary embolism (PE), defined as high-risk (massive) or intermediate-risk (submassive) PE, has high morbidity and mortality rates. This study tests whether the Caprini model and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) characteristics correlate with the prevalence of PE and hemodynamically significant PE in patients with DVT. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients diagnosed with DVT between January 2013 and August 2014 in a tertiary care center was performed...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030065/diuretics-versus-volume-expansion-in-acute-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
#8
Elie Dan Schouver, Olivier Chiche, Priscille Bouvier, Denis Doyen, Pierre Cerboni, Pamela Moceri, Emile Ferrari
BACKGROUND: The benefit of volume expansion (VE) in submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) with right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is unclear. AIM: To compare the effects of diuretic treatment versus VE in patients hospitalized for PE with RV dysfunction. METHODS: We prospectively included 46 consecutive patients with submassive PE treated on admission with a 40mg bolus of furosemide (D group, n=24) or 500mL of saline infusion (VE group, n=22)...
November 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029714/catheter-directed-therapy-for-acute-submassive-pulmonary-embolism-summary-of-current-evidence-and-protocols
#9
REVIEW
Andrew Kesselman, William T Kuo
Treatment of acute submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) with thrombolytic therapy remains an area of controversy. For patients who fail or who have contraindications to systemic thrombolysis, catheter-directed therapy (CDT) may be offered depending on the patient's condition and the available institutional resources to perform CDT. Although various CDT techniques and protocols exist, the most studied method is low-dose catheter-directed thrombolytic infusion without mechanical thrombectomy. This article reviews current protocols and data on the use of CDT for acute submassive pulmonary embolism...
September 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029713/techniques-and-devices-for-catheter-directed-therapy-in-pulmonary-embolism
#10
REVIEW
Alok Bhatt, Ramsey Al-Hakim, James F Benenati
The clinical presentation of a patient with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) can be classified into 3 categories: low-risk, submassive (presence of right heart strain), and massive (hemodynamic compromise). Massive PE is associated with high morbidity or mortality and typically treated with systemic intravenous thrombolysis. Over the last 2 decades, however, catheter-directed techniques have become an increasingly popular treatment modality for patients with a contraindication to systemic thrombolysis or without clinical improvement after systemic thrombolysis...
September 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029710/systemic-thrombolysis-for-pulmonary-embolism-who-and-how
#11
REVIEW
Victor F Tapson, Oren Friedman
Anticoagulation has been shown to improve mortality in acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Initiation of anticoagulation should be considered when PE is strongly suspected and the bleeding risk is perceived to be low, even if acute PE has not yet been proven. Low-risk patients with acute PE are simply continued on anticoagulation. Severely ill patients with high-risk (massive) PE require aggressive therapy, and if the bleeding risk is acceptable, systemic thrombolysis should be considered. However, despite clear evidence that parenteral thrombolytic therapy leads to more rapid clot resolution than anticoagulation alone, the risk of major bleeding including intracranial bleeding is significantly higher when systemic thrombolytic therapy is administered...
September 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029706/pulmonary-embolism-in-2017-how-we-got-here-and-where-are-we-going
#12
REVIEW
Geno J Merli
In the 1970s, both the Urokinase Pulmonary Embolism and Urokinase-Streptokinase Pulmonary Embolism trials began the quest to develop thrombolytic therapy for the treatment of acute massive and submassive pulmonary embolism (PE). The goals of these studies were the immediate reduction in clot burden, restoration of hemodynamic stability, and improved survival. Major bleeding became the major barrier for clinicians to employ these therapies. From 1980s to the present time, a number of studies using recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator for achieving these same above outcomes were completed but major bleeding continued to remain an adoption barrier...
September 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958757/clinical-characteristics-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-south-east-asian-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#13
Kwang How Mok, Shiun Woei Wong, Yee May Wong, David Foo, Timothy James Watson, Hee Hwa Ho
BACKGROUND: The clinical features of acute PE have not been well studied in South-East Asia. We therefore sought to evaluate the clinical characteristics, risk factors and outcomes of patients diagnosed with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) in our region. METHODS: From January 2008 to March 2013, 343 patients were admitted to our tertiary institution with acute PE. Data were collected retrospectively on baseline clinical characteristics, presenting signs and symptoms, results of electrocardiographic and imaging studies, therapeutic modality and hospital course...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941516/continuous-aspiration-mechanical-thrombectomy-for-the-management-of-submassive-pulmonary-embolism-a-single-center-experience
#14
Ramsey Al-Hakim, Alok Bhatt, James F Benenati
The Indigo Mechanical Thrombectomy System (Penumbra, Inc, Alameda, California) was used to treat 6 patients with submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) and a contraindication to thrombolysis. Systolic pulmonary artery pressure (58.2 mm Hg vs 43.0 mm Hg, P < .05), right ventricular/left ventricular ratio (1.7 vs 1.1, P < .05), Miller index (15.0 vs 9.8, P < 0.01), and CT obstructive index (60.4% vs 47.0%, P < .01) were significantly reduced after mechanical thrombectomy. There were no procedural or periprocedural complications...
October 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920554/a-pulmonary-embolism-response-team-s-initial-20-month-experience-treating-87-patients-with-submassive-and-massive-pulmonary-embolism
#15
Akhilesh K Sista, Oren A Friedman, Eda Dou, Brendan Denvir, Gulce Askin, Jamie Stern, Jaclyn Estes, Arash Salemi, Ronald S Winokur, James M Horowitz
Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams (PERTs) have emerged to provide rapid multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of PE patients. However, descriptive institutional experience and preliminary outcomes data from such teams are sparse. PERT activations were identified through a retrospective review. Only confirmed submassive or massive PEs were included in the data analysis. In addition to baseline variables, the therapeutic intervention, length of stay (LOS), in-hospital mortality, and bleeding rate/severity were recorded...
September 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890217/saddle-vs-nonsaddle-pulmonary-embolism-clinical-presentation-hemodynamics-management-and-outcomes
#16
Bashar Alkinj, Bibek S Pannu, Dinesh R Apala, Aditya Kotecha, Rahul Kashyap, Vivek N Iyer
OBJECTIVE: To understand the clinical significance, hemodynamic presentation, management, and outcomes of patients presenting with saddle pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: All patients with saddle PE diagnosed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, from January 1, 1999, through December 31, 2014, were included in this study. These patients were age and simplified Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index (sPESI) matched (1:1) to a nonsaddle PE cohort. Both groups were then classified into massive, submassive, and low-risk PE based on established criteria and compared for clinical presentation, management, and outcomes...
October 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828935/a-retrospective-review-of-patients-with-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism-treated-with-angiojet-rheolytic-thrombectomy-with-decreased-complications-due-to-changes-in-thrombolytic-use-and-procedural-modifications
#17
Sundeep Das, Nikhil Das, Harvey Serota, Sriram Vissa
Objectives A retrospective review of treatment of patients with massive or submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) using AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy (ART) system with procedural modifications to improve on the previously reported outcomes. Materials and Methods Thirteen patients underwent emergent pulmonary artery thrombectomy for massive and submassive PE using ART with pharmacological and procedural modification, in comparison to prior reports. The modifications included the selective use of the Solent Omni AngioJet device in all subjects, distal contrast angiography via the AngioJet catheter before device activation, and limited short run times...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827014/comparison-of-ultrasound-accelerated-versus-pigtail-catheter-directed-thrombolysis-for-the-treatment-of-acute%C3%A2-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary%C3%A2-embolism
#18
Assaf Graif, Christopher J Grilli, George Kimbiris, Demetrios J Agriantonis, Omar Z Chohan, Charles R Fedele, Mandip S Gakhal, Ansar Z Vance, Daniel A Leung
PURPOSE: To compare the technical and clinical effectiveness of ultrasound-accelerated endovascular thrombolysis (USAT) versus pigtail catheter-directed thrombolysis (PCDT) for the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-center retrospective study of patients treated with USAT or PCDT for acute massive or submassive PE between January 2010 and December 2016 was performed by reviewing electronic medical records. Sixty treatments were reviewed (mean patient age, 56...
October 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813774/pulmonary-embolism-caused-by-popliteal-vein-aneurysm-a-case-report
#19
Kevin Marquez, Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Chad Laurich, Randall Lamfers
In this case report, we describe an unusual episode of bilateral submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) caused by a popliteal vein aneurysm (PVA). The development of PE stems from many risk factors including obesity (BMI³ 30 kg/m2), hypertension, cigarette smoking (greater than 25 cigarettes per day), increasing age, surgery, immobility, malignancy, and inherited thrombophilia. A PVA is a rare but significant cause of PE. A 28-year-old male presented to the emergency department with progressive shortness of breath...
March 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807405/initiation-of-a-multidisciplinary-rapid-response-team-to-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
#20
Brett J Carroll, Heather Pemberton, Kenneth A Bauer, Louis M Chu, Jeffrey L Weinstein, Barbara L Levarge, Duane S Pinto
Pulmonary embolism (PE) can result in rapid clinical decompensation in many patients. With increasing patient complexity and advanced treatment options for PE, multidisciplinary, rapid response teams can optimize risk stratification and expedite management strategies. The Massive And Submassive Clot On-call Team (MASCOT) was created at our institution, which comprised specialists from cardiology, pulmonology, hematology, interventional radiology, and cardiac surgery. MASCOT offers rapid consultation 24 hours a day with a web-based conference call to review patient data and discuss management of patients with high-risk PE...
October 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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