Title

Mechanical Thrombectomy in Pulmonary Embolism Associated with COVID-19: A "Clotography" Gallery.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2021

Publication Title

Vascular and endovascular surgery

Abstract

Venous thromboembolism from a "thrombotic storm"-like syndrome is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with active or "recovered" COVID-19. Patients should be risk-stratified, optimally by a pulmonary embolism (PE) response team (PERT), and considered for escalation of care if found with intermediate or high-risk PE. We present a series of patients with COVID-19-associated PE and thrombotic storm with D-dimer >10 000 ng/mL who underwent successful mechanical thrombectomy for intermediate to high-risk PE. All patients had immediate improvement in hemodynamics and large amounts of thrombi were retrieved.

Volume

55

Issue

8

First Page

903

Last Page

906

DOI

10.1177/15385744211037600

ISSN

1938-9116

PubMed ID

34355600

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