Tissue-plasminogen activator for pulmonary embolism resulting in shock: two case reports and discussion of the literature

John P. Mitchell, Elbert P. Trulock

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Abstract

Two patients with significant relative contraindications to fibrinolysis, and with refractory shock caused by acute pulmonary embolism, who were successfully treated with recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) are reported. The role of rt-PA in the management of pulmonary embolism is discussed, and pertinent literature is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-260
Number of pages6
JournalThe American journal of medicine
Volume90
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1991

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