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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 35-36

Thrombus in transit causing acute massive pulmonary emboli treated successfully with reteplase administration


1 Department of Cardiology, Medical Faculty, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey
2 Department of Cardiology, Bayburt State Hospital, Bayburt, Turkey

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Dr. Muhammet Bugra Karaaslan
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cukurova University, 01000, Balcali, Saricam, Adana
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/IJCA.IJCA_11_18

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Acute pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity. Observation of the right atrial thrombi is a rare condition, which usually accompanies to massive PTE. Urgent treatment strategies for rapid thrombus removal are mandatory in patients presenting with acute massive PTE. In this paper, we present a patient admitting with acute massive PTE to our emergency department, in whom concomitant right atrial thrombus was successfully treated with reteplase.


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