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Current Endovascular Treatment Options in Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Authors
  • Moore, Kelli1
  • Kunin, Jeff1
  • Alnijoumi, Mohammed2
  • Nagpal, Prashant3
  • Bhat, Ambarish P.1
  • 1 Department of Radiology, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri , (United States)
  • 2 Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri , (United States)
  • 3 Department of Radiology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa , (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
Publisher
Scientific Scholar
Publication Date
Jan 25, 2021
Volume
11
Identifiers
DOI: 10.25259/JCIS_229_2020
PMID: 33598362
PMCID: PMC7881502
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity across the globe. Over the last few decades, there have been major therapeutic advances in acute PE management, including catheter-based therapy. However, the effectiveness of catheter-based therapy in acute PE is not supported by Level I evidence, making the use of this promising treatment rather controversial and ambiguous. In this paper, we discuss the risk stratification of acute PE and review the medical and endovascular treatment options. We also summarize and review the data supporting the use of endovascular treatment options in acute PE and describe the potential role of the PE response team.

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