Large saddle pulmonary embolism in patient with previously placed IVC filter: A case report of successful Angiojet thrombectomy

Ramadass Satya, Arya Bagherpour, Melanie Christofferson, Radhika J. Satya

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Abstract

Saddle pulmonary embolisms are life threatening and are uncommon after IVC filter placement. Management of PE is difficult, and emergent thrombolysis is sometimes the only option left if the patient is hemodynamically unstable. We present a rare case of an acute saddle pulmonary embolism in a patient with an intact infrarenal IVC filter presenting with hemodynamic instability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-135
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory Medicine CME
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 26 2011

Keywords

  • Angiojet thrombectomy
  • IVC filter
  • Pulmonary embolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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