Title

Rapid resolution of acute cor pulmonale with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Date

10-1-1989

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Acute Disease; Aged; Female; Humans; Pulmonary Embolism; Pulmonary Heart Disease; Recombinant Proteins; Tissue Plasminogen Activator

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

A case of massive pulmonary embolism complicated by acute cor pulmonale and shock is presented. The IV administration of recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) was associated with prompt reversal of clinical, ECG, and nuclear radiographic findings. The role of thrombolytic therapy with rt-PA for massive pulmonary embolism associated with hemodynamic decompensation deserves further investigation.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Chest. 1989 Oct;96(4):939-41.

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Link to article in PubMed

Journal Title

Chest

PubMed ID

2507233