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Anaesthetic Management of Massive Pulmonary Embolism: Case Report and Review
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Volume 3, 2015
Issue 1 (February)
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Authors
[1]
Mridu Paban Nath, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwhati, Assam, India.
[2]
Nitya Nand Kumar, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwhati, Assam, India.
[3]
Rajib Kr. Bhattacharyya, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwhati, Assam, India.
[4]
Malavika Barman, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwhati, Assam, India.
[5]
Rakesh Garg, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwhati, Assam, India.
Abstract
Acute massive pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening emergency with a very high mortality. Patients with massive PE are more prone to undergo sudden cardiopulmonary decompensation, hence anaesthetic management of such patients is usually very challenging. We present a case-report highlighting the anaesthetic management for surgical pulmonary embolectomy for acute massive PE on the basis of clinical presentation, emergent diagnostic aids and management.
Keywords
Pulmonary Embolism, Anaesthesia, Surgery
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