Catheter-Directed Therapy in Acute Pulmonary Embolism with Right Ventricular Dysfunction: A Promising Modality to Provide Early Hemodynamic Recovery.

GÖREK DİLEKTAŞLI A., Cetinoglu E., ACET ÖZTÜRK N. A., Erdogan C., URSAVAŞ A., ÖZKAYA G., ...More

Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research, vol.22, pp.1265-73, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Catheter-directed therapy (CDT) for pulmonary embolism (PE) is considered as an alternative to systemic thrombolysis (ST) in patients with hemodynamically unstable acute PE who are considered at high bleeding risk for ST. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CDT in the management of acute PE with right ventricular dysfunction (RVD). The primary outcomes were mortality, clinical success, and complications. Secondary outcomes were change in hemodynamic parameters in the first 24 hours following the procedure.