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Management of massive pulmonary thromboembolism complicating diabetic ketoacidosis.

Authors
  • Quigley, R L
  • Curran, R D
  • Stagl, R D
  • Alexander, J C Jr
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 1994
Volume
57
Issue
5
Pages
1322–1324
Identifiers
PMID: 8179409
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Intravascular volume depletion secondary to diabetic ketoacidosis may result in thrombosis of major blood vessels. Without anticoagulation these thrombi can embolize to the lungs and compromise cardiopulmonary function. When this occurs early surgical pulmonary embolectomy is indicated to salvage a failing right heart.

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