• Pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis shows promise in PE

    11 days ago - By Healio

    Pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis using an endovascular catheter was safe and effective in patients with pulmonary embolism, according to interim results of the RESCUE trial presented at VIVA 21.
    “Systemic thrombolysis is associated with improved mortality and hemodynamic decompensation in patients with intermediate-risk PE, and catheter-directed thrombolysis improves right ventricular function faster than anticoagulation at 24 hours,” Akhilesh K. Sista, MD, FSIR, FAHA, section chief of vascular interventional radiology and associate professor of radiology at NYU
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