Ultrasound accelerated catheter directed thrombolysis for pulmonary embolus and right heart thrombus secondary to transvenous pacing wires.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Acute pulmonary embolism is associated with a significant number of deaths each year, which are commonly attributed to deep venous thrombosis of the lower extremity. Pulmonary embolism due to right-sided cardiac thrombus associated with transvenous wires is a rare occurrence. Treatment considerations have been systemic anticoagulation with heparin or systemic thrombolytic therapy. A unique case of a patient with symptomatic PE and extensive atrial and ventricle thrombus formation associated with transvenous pacing wires treated with ultrasound accelerated catheter directed thrombolysis is presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Amankwah, KS; Seymour, K; Costanza, MJ; Gahtan, V

Published Date

  • April 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 299 - 302

PubMed ID

  • 21278170

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-9116

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1538574410395040


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States