SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Vascular Disease I
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: A massive pulmonary embolism (PE) is defined as systolic blood pressure <90 mmHg or a drop in systolic blood pressure >40 mmHg for >15 minutes secondary to acute PE. Thrombolytic therapy is first-line treatment in patients with massive PE if no contraindications exist. For those who fail thrombolysis, while there are no clear guidelines in management, alternative therapies do exist, such as repeat thrombolysis and surgical embolectomy. Here we present a case of a patient with a massive PE who failed thombolytic therapy.