Transcatheter Therapy for a Large Mobile Right Atrial Thrombus and Massive Pulmonary Embolism

Akhil Narang, Anuj Mediratta, Jeremy R. Estrada, Jonathan Rosenberg, Jeanne M. Decara, Michael D. Howell, Roberto M. Lang, Jonathan D. Paul, Sandeep Nathan, Atman P. Shah, John E. Blair*

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Abstract

A variety of interventional management approaches exist for the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE). However, when PE is accompanied by residual right heart thrombus, the best therapeutic options are less clear. We describe a novel combined technique of percutaneous aspiration of unstable right atrial thrombus followed by ultrasound-directed thrombolysis of massive PE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E49-E51
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Volume28
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2016

Keywords

  • AngioVac
  • EKOS
  • pulmonary embolism
  • thrombolysis
  • thrombus aspiration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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