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Episode 38 – Do All Submassive PE’s Require Treatment with Thrombolysis?

Background: There has been very little robust evidence published on the long-term outcomes of systemic thrombolysis in acute submassive PE.  Many advocate for the use of systemic thrombolysis to reduce morbidity (complications from chronic pulmonary hypertension) and mortality. The PEITHO …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

Treatment of Submassive Pulmonary Embolism (PE): Full Dose, Half Dose, or No Dose?

Submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) is responsible for approximately 20% of all PEs.  Although the in-hospital mortality has been reported as about 5%, there is significant morbidity associated with this diagnosis such as chronic pulmonary hypertension, impaired quality of life, persistent …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

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