Thrombolytic therapy and mortality in patients with acute pulmonary embolism Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thrombolytic Therapy

abstract

  • In this large sample of patients hospitalized for acute pulmonary embolism, thrombolytic therapy was used infrequently. Risk of in-hospital and 30-day mortality appears to be elevated for patients who were unlikely candidates for this therapy based on characteristics at presentation, but not for patients with a relatively high predicted probability of receiving thrombolysis.

publication date

  • November 10, 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archinte.168.20.2183

PubMed ID

  • 19001193

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2183

end page

  • 90

volume

  • 168

number

  • 20