Open Access Case Report Article ID: JCMC-5-157

    Combined Application of Percutaneous Extracorporeal Lung Assistance System Together with Catheter-Directed Therapy for the Rescue of Massive Pulmonary Embolism after Failed Systemic Thrombolysis

    Eva-Maria Brandner*, Armin Huber, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz and Tareq Ibrahim

    A 56 year-old, formerly healthy man, who had undergone surgery of the shoulder joint earlier that same day, was presented at our department with a sudden onset of severe dyspnea and thoracic pain. Clinical fi ndings were central cyanosis, a heart rate of 120 bpm, a blood pressure of 100/70 mmHg and a decreased peripheral oxygen saturation of 89%. Prompt computed tomography revealed a massive,  bilateral pulmonary embolism (Figure 1a-c).


    Published on: Jan 8, 2018 Pages: 1-2

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-2976.000057
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