Anaesthetic Management of Massive Pulmonary Embolism: Case Report and Review
Mridu Paban Nath, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwhati, Assam, India.
Nitya Nand Kumar, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwhati, Assam, India.
Rajib Kr. Bhattacharyya, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwhati, Assam, India.
Malavika Barman, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwhati, Assam, India.
Rakesh Garg, Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwhati, Assam, India.
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.
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