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Successful treatment of massive pulmonary embolism with reteplase [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2018; 46(2): 143-146 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2017.33568

Successful treatment of massive pulmonary embolism with reteplase

Ali Çoner1, Davran Çiçek1, Serhat Balcıoğlu1, Sinan Akıncı1, Haldun Müderrisoğlu2
1Department of Cardiology, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Alanya, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Unexpected and unexplained out-of-hospital cardiac arrests have a poor prognosis. Difficulties encountered during the differential diagnosis phase may delay the administration of specific treatment for treatable and reversible causes of cardiac arrest. Massive pulmonary embolism is a reversible cause of cardiac arrest, but without proper management it has a high mortality rate. Presently described is the case of a 53-year-old female patient with a massive pulmonary embolism.

Keywords: Cardiac arrest, pulmonary embolism; thrombolytic treatment.

How to cite this article
Ali Çoner, Davran Çiçek, Serhat Balcıoğlu, Sinan Akıncı, Haldun Müderrisoğlu. Successful treatment of massive pulmonary embolism with reteplase. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2018; 46(2): 143-146

Corresponding Author: Ali Çoner, Türkiye
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