If you talk to people about the topic of thrombolysis in PE they’ll tell you about the controversy of the submassive category, but there’s a universal acceptance that thrombolysing massive PE’s is well evidenced and straight forward.
In this episode we delve back into the literature and not only explore massive PE thrombolysis, but also the gold standard to which it is judged upon, heparin.
Have a listen to the podcast and as always we would love to hear your thoughts.
References & Further Reading
Management of Massive and Submassive Pulmonary Embolism, Iliofemoral Deep Vein Thrombosis, and Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. 2011
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1438862/pdf/jrsocmed00257-0051.pdfValue of anticoagulants in the treatment of pulmonary embolism: a discussion paper. Paul Egermayer. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 1981.