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Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Pulmonary Vascular Disease: VTE |

Successful Resuscitation of Severely Compromised Patients With Acute Massive Pulmonary Embolism Using Endovascular or Surgical Embolectomy and ECMO Support

Tsung-Po Tsai, PhD; Jung-Min Yu, MD; Su-Chin Tsao, NP; An-Hua Sun, MBA; Shih-Chen Tsai, MD; Heng Su, MD
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Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A528. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.550
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SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Vascular Disease: VTE

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: Acute massive pulmonary embolism (PE) is frequently a desperate situation, but rapid diagnosis and aggressive therapy with endovascular or surgical embolectomy supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) may be lifesaving. However, the management is not standardized. This report detailed our current experience with rapid diagnosis of massive PE patients and early ECMO support in severely compromised patients.

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