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catheter directed thrombolysis

Daniel Corrigan, Christiana Prucnal, Christopher Kabrhel
The diagnosis or exclusion of pulmonary embolism (PE) remains challenging for emergency physicians. Symptoms can be vague or non-existent, and the clinical presentation shares features with many other common diagnoses. Diagnostic testing is complicated, as biomarkers, like the D-dimer, are frequently false positive, and imaging, like computed tomography pulmonary angiography, carries risks of radiation and contrast dye exposure. It is therefore incumbent on emergency physicians to be both vigilant and thoughtful about this diagnosis...
September 2016: Clin Exp Emerg Med
Marco Zuin, Gianluca Rigatelli, Stefano Ferraresi, Pietro Zonzin, Loris Roncon
We report the case of a 35-year-old man who developed a massive pulmonary embolism (PE) after spine surgery. After an accidental axial fall, the patient developed a spinal epidural hematoma (SHE). Because major trauma, recent surgery and known bleeding risk are considered absolute contraindications to systemic thrombolysis, the patient was treated with catheter-directed therapy (CDT). CDT remains a useful treatment in massive PE, especially when systemic thrombolysis is contraindicated or has failed.
September 30, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Timothy J Fuller, Christopher M Paprzycki, Muhammad H Zubair, Lala R Hussain, Brian A Kuhn, Matthew H Recht, Patrick E Muck
BACKGROUND: Interventional strategies for massive and submassive Pulmonary Embolism (smPE) have historically included either systematic intravenous thrombolytic alteplase (IV TPA) or surgical embolectomy, both of which are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. However, with the advent of endovascular techniques, recent studies have suggested that an endovascular approach to the treatment of acute smPE may be both safe and effective with excellent outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of patients who have undergone catheter directed thrombolysis (CDT) for smPE at our institution in an effort to determine the safety of the procedure...
September 22, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Ahmet Yigit Goktay, Cagin Senturk
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a common disorder with a significant mortality rate. Successful endovascular treatment of acute DVT is most likely to be achieved in patients with recently formed thrombus, (<10-14 days) with acute iliofemoral DVT. Endovascular treatment options include: Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT), pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis (PCDT), percutaneous aspiration thrombectomy (PAT), vena cava filter protection, venous balloon dilatation and venous stent implantation...
September 24, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Mohamed Shokr, Ramanjit Kaur, Kevin Belgrave, Arshad Javed, Mahir Elder, Shaun Cardozo, Luis Afonso, Amir Kaki
Catheter related thrombosis (CRT) is a commonly encountered entity fraught with substantial risk for mortality secondary to various complications including pulmonary embolism (PE), tricuspid regurgitation, endocarditis, right sided heart failure, and cardiogenic and septic shock. CRT carries a mortality rate of 18% in hemodialysis patients and more than 40% in nonhemodialysis patients. Management strategies include systemic anticoagulation, systemic thrombolysis, surgical evacuation, and percutaneous retrieval with no established guidelines...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
Chandu Vemuri, Payam Salehi, Jaime Benarroch-Gampel, Lauren N McLaughlin, Robert W Thompson
Venous thoracic outlet syndrome (VTOS) is uncommon but most frequently occurs in young, active, healthy patients. This condition typically presents as subclavian vein (SCV) effort thrombosis, also known as Paget-Schroetter syndrome. The pathophysiology underlying VTOS is chronic repetitive compression injury of the SCV in the costoclavicular space, resulting in progressive venous scarring, focal stenosis, and eventual thrombosis. Clinical evaluation includes a history and physical examination followed by catheter-based venography, for definitive confirmation of the diagnosis and initial treatment with pharmacomechanical thrombolysis...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Efthymios D Avgerinos, Omar El-Shazly, Geetha Jeyabalan, George Al-Khoury, Eric Hager, Michael J Singh, Michel S Makaroun, Rabih A Chaer
BACKGROUND: Inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis may occur in patients with iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and its impact on thrombolysis outcomes is poorly defined. This study compared outcomes of patients undergoing thrombolysis for acute iliofemoral DVT with and without IVC involvement. METHODS: Patients who underwent thrombolysis for iliofemoral DVT between May 2007 and March 2014 were identified from a prospectively maintained database and divided into two groups: those with IVC involvement and those without...
October 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Nathan L Liang, Efthymios D Avgerinos, Luke K Marone, Michael J Singh, Michel S Makaroun, Rabih A Chaer
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare the outcomes of patients undergoing ultrasound-accelerated thrombolysis (USAT) and standard catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) for the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: The records of all patients in our institution having undergone CDT or USAT for massive or submassive PE from 2009 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Standard statistical methods were used to compare characteristics and to assess for longitudinal change in outcomes...
August 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Andrew Busuttil, Chung Sim Lim, Alun H Davies
Venous insufficiency following deep venous thrombosis is known as the post thrombotic syndrome. Whilst its presentation and symptoms can vary slightly between individuals, it can have a profound effect on quality of life. Symptoms range from mild limb swelling to severe intractable ulceration. A number of scoring systems have been developed to help monitor the disease progression, response to treatment as well as to classify patients for research purposes.Treatment involves a combination of therapies, including compression stockings, venous stenting for out flow obstruction and in some instances deep venous bypass...
September 15, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Rodrick C Zvavanjanja, Alan M Cohen
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September 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
James X Chen, Deepak Sudheendra, S William Stavropoulos, Gregory J Nadolski
The treatment for iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is challenging, as the use of anticoagulation alone can be insufficient for restoring venous patency and thus lead to prolongation of acute symptoms and an increased risk of chronic complications, including venous insufficiency and postthrombotic syndrome (PTS). In these cases, earlier and more complete thrombus removal can ameliorate acute symptoms and reduce long-term sequelae. Endovascular therapies involving the use of pharmacologic, mechanical, and combined pharmacomechanical modalities have been developed to achieve these goals...
September 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Mohamed Teleb, Mateo Porres-Aguilar, Belinda Rivera-Lebron, Kyari Sumayin Ngamdu, Gehan Botrus, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Debabrata Mukherjee
Intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism (PE), also known as submassive PE, occurs in a substantial group of patients and carries a significant mortality risk. With adequate risk stratification, catheter-directed techniques could be used as a therapeutic approach in the intermediate-risk PE. Ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis (UCDT) represents a novel endovascular technique with good clinical and safety outcomes. Ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis can achieve reduction in the thrombus burden and improvement of pulmonary hemodynamics and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction and/or dilatation, without major procedure-related complications, major bleeding, or hemorrhagic strokes...
September 7, 2016: Angiology
Evren Ozcinar, Nur Dikmen Yaman, Mehmet Cakici, Cagdas Baran, Mustafa B Inan, Serkan Durdu, Ahmet R Akar, Mustafa Sirlak
BACKGROUND: This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-accelerated catheter-directed thrombolysis (UACDT) in the treatment of upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT). METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observational cohort study of consecutive patients with acute UEDVT with low-dose UACDT using the Ekosonic® Endovascular System, EKOS Corporation, Bothell, WA, USA at a single center from September 2012 until October 2014. Overall, sixteen patients(11 males and 6 females, age range 18 to 70 years, mean age, 45...
September 7, 2016: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
Hirofumi Maeba, Takeshi Seno, Ichiro Shiojima
A 22-year-old male was admitted to our hospital with deep vein thrombosis that was complicated by antithrombin deficiency. This deficiency was refractory to anticoagulation therapy. Although catheter-directed thrombolysis could not reperfuse the total occlusion in the left deep vein, a combination of thrombectomy, catheter-directed thrombolysis, and antithrombin concentrate treatment was able to dissolve the clots and ameliorate the blood flow into the left deep vein. Antithrombin concentrate administration would be effective in the treatment of antithrombin deficiency with medical refractory deep vein thrombosis...
September 28, 2016: International Heart Journal
Varun Vaidya, Nilesh Gangan, Anthony Comerota, Fedor Lurie
OBJECTIVES: Non-embolic acute limb ischemia (ALI) is a condition characterized by a sudden decrease in limb perfusion and requires immediate interventions. There are multiple treatment options available including surgery, catheter directed thrombolysis (CDT), endovascular procedures, and hybrid treatment (a combination of open and endovascular techniques). Randomized trials provide information only on clinical efficacy, but not on economic outcomes. The objective of the study was to perform the cost-effective analysis comparing different treatment alternatives of ALI...
August 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
M Praktiknjo, C Meyer, C P Strassburg, J Trebicka
Recent non-cirrhotic and non-malignant splanchnic vein thrombosis is now defined as extrahepatic portal vein thrombosis with or without involvement of the mesenteric vein according to the Baveno VI consensus from 2015. An early diagnosis is often challenging due to unspecific symptoms with abdominal pain or diarrhea but extremely important because of the potential acute and chronic complications, such as mesenteric ischemia and portal hypertension; therefore, rapid treatment is crucial. We present two cases of severe splanchnic vein thrombosis, which were treated with catheter-directed local thrombolysis and thrombus aspiration...
August 29, 2016: Der Internist
Mohamad Anas Hussain, Badr Aljabri, Mohammed Al-Omran
Two distinct terms are used to describe vascular thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) depending on which structure is predominantly affected: venous TOS (due to subclavian vein compression) and arterial TOS (due to subclavian artery compression). Although the venous and arterial subtypes of TOS affect only 3% and <1% of all TOS patients respectively, the diagnostic and management approaches to venous and arterial TOS have undergone considerable evolution due to the recent emergence of minimally invasive endovascular techniques such as catheter-directed arterial and venous thrombolysis, and balloon angioplasty...
2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Bin Yang, Xiao-Dong Xu, Peng Gao, Ji-Xiang Yu, Yu Li, Ai-Dong Zhu, Ran-Ran Meng
BACKGROUND There is little data comparing catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) via small saphenous veins vs. systematic thrombolysis on complications and efficacy in acute deep venous thrombosis patients. The aim of our study was to compare the efficacy and safety of CDT via the small saphenous veins with systematic thrombolysis for patients with acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT). MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty-six patients with acute DVT admitted from June 2012 to December 2013 were divided into 2 groups: 27 patients received systemic thrombolysis (ST group) and 39 patients received CDT via the small saphenous veins (CDT group)...
August 23, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
E McIlveen, A Jackson, J Bowie, C Stirling, A Downie, D Kingsmore
INTRODUCTION: Acute renal transplant emboli can be disastrous and result in loss of the renal transplant. This case was successfully treated with thrombolysis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old female underwent a right-sided deceased heart-beating donor renal transplant. She had excellent transplant function but presented acutely three years later with pain in the transplanted kidney, an acute rise in serum creatinine and new onset atrial fibrillation. Bedside ultrasound scan demonstrated absent transplant perfusion...
August 19, 2016: Scottish Medical Journal
Jianguang Jiang, Jianfei Tu, Zhongzhi Jia, Jiezhong Chen, Haitao Cao, Qingli Meng, Tyler A Fuller, Feng Tian
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the incidence and outcomes of inferior vena cava (IVC) filter thrombus during catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) for acute proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT). METHODS: From October 2006 to June 2015, patients diagnosed with acute proximal DVT and received CDT after a retrievable IVC filter was placed were included. The incidence, treatment and outcomes of IVC filter thrombus during CDT were recorded and analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 189 patients (91 women, 98 men, mean age, 57...
August 12, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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