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Breathing life into surgical pulmonary embolectomyFeb 1, 2013 09:15 EST
Open surgical pulmonary embolectomy was almost discarded 20 years ago, but when performed quickly—as opposed to the old "watch-and-wait" approach—in the right patients, the operation is appropriate and has high success rates. Learn more from the case of a 60-year-old patient with massive pulmonary embolism following a hernia repair.
Goldhaber SZ. Surgical pulmonary embolectomy. Tex Heart Inst J 2013; in press.