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Rapid lysis of life-threatening pulmonary thromboembolism following recent abdominal surgery using a modified systemic infusion of rt-PA.

Abstract
A case of pulmonary thromboembolism in a young woman three days status post-abdominal surgery is treated successfully with a low-dose infusion rate of tissue plasminogen activator (10 mg/hr over 10 h). Clinical improvement is rapid and there are no bleeding complications.
AuthorsD G Wysham, V K Ulstad
JournalCatheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis (Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn) Vol. 18 Issue 4 Pg. 258-61 (Dec 1989) ISSN: 0098-6569 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID2514042 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Tissue Plasminogen Activator
Topics
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Parenteral
  • Postoperative Complications (drug therapy)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (drug therapy, etiology)
  • Tissue Plasminogen Activator (administration & dosage, therapeutic use)

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